Category Archives: Filesystem

Troubleshooting Linux Filesystem Issues

At any moment a system admin may come across file system failures due to issues with data structures (or objects such as inode, directories, superblock etc. This can be caused by any reason:

  • Buggy device driver or utilities (especially third party utilities)
  • Mistakes by System Admin
  • Kernel bugs

Due to Filesystem Failure:

  • File system will refuse to mount
  • Entire system get hangs
  • Even if filesystem mount operation result into success, users may notice strange behavior when mounted such as system reboot, gibberish characters in directory listings etc

Applying Quota on Users & Groups

1. Create a partition on the hard disk

Steps to create a partition:

Creating bootable USB disk for RHEL

The following steps configure a USB pen drive as a boot medium to start the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.