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Running fsck Fails with "<device> is mounted." (Doc ID 2610231.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 17, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Running fsck to repair a filesystem fails with the following:

root@<hostname> ~]# fsck -y <device>
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
e2fsck 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
<device> is mounted.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

Cause

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