Ubuntu – Root file system requires manual fsck


Whenever I switch on Ubuntu I always see the following message.

(Initramfs): /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
  Inodes that were a part of a corrupted orphan linked lost found.
  /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck manually.(I.e .,
  without -a or -p options). fsck exited with status code 4. The root
  filesystem on /dev/sda1 requires a manual fsck

Best Answer

From there, you should be able to drop to some maintenance shell (if not already opened), where you may run fsck -yf /dev/sda1.

If there are any errors rerun fsck -yf /dev/sda1

To login as usual simply run exit and proceed normally.

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