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Error "I/O" error while copying <insert file>

Postby WinXpNewb on Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:47 pm

OS: Celena

Problem: I can't seem to overwrite/replace some files in my external hd. I have permission in the entire disk as far as I can see from properties. When I look at the permission of the similar file though, it says, it can't determine the permission of the file.

Even trying to permanently delete the corrupted file does not make it disappear.
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:56 pm

Error "I/O" error while copying <insert file>
Sounds like a corrupted file system. Data loss soon to happen. What's the filesystem on that disk? You know ... such info helps a great deal :wink:

Did you run fsck already?
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Postby WinXpNewb on Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:02 pm

Ext3

I haven't done that. How to run fsck?

Edit: Nevermind. It found an error and asked to fix and I typed "y"

Still getting the error though
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Postby WinXpNewb on Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:20 pm

Strange. Once I moved the files to the other external hd (ext3 too) the error went away.
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:34 am

WinXpNewb wrote:Strange. Once I moved the files to the other external hd (ext3 too) the error went away.
But the filesystem is still corrupted.
1. umount the drive in question, especially if it was automatically mounted:
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sudo umount /dev/sdXXwhatever
... Or if you have an icon on your desktop: Right-click on it and have the volume "Eject" (or whatever).

2. run "fsck":
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sudo fsck  /dev/sdXXwhatever
e.g. fsck /dev/sde1 ... or whatever the right device name for your external HD would be.
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Postby WinXpNewb on Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:39 pm

Thanks. I think that fixed it. When I ran fsck again, it says it was clean.
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:44 pm

WinXpNewb wrote:Thanks. I think that fixed it. When I ran fsck again, it says it was clean.
OK, then it should be fine now.
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