Wednesday, July 30, 2008

fsck will save your fscking life

fsck, or the unix/linux command "file system check" is the answer to that horrible pit-in-the-stomach feeling you get when you boot up your computer, and by no fault of your own, you get a message indicating your hard drive is buggered.

When I ran windows at home and at work I had experienced about 8 random cosmic ray-related hard drive buggeries. All 8 resulted in complete rebuilds and tearful attempts to recover data.

Since I've switched to linux I've experienced no less than 5 of these buggeries. fsck saved me from all but one (fucking Maxtor!). One of which occurred quite literally four hours before a large project was due.

fsck was there to save my fscking life.

Thank you fsck, and thank you linux.

3 comments:

Bradley said...

2 bits of wisdom from the unix sex method.

unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes,fsck,fsck,fsck,umount, sleep

TD said...

You guys in California must be a lot closer to the sun...

ExistingThing said...

Cosmic rays... Gotta love 'em...