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  1. #1

    fsck and Manually mounted filesystems


    I want the filesystem of my external drive to be checked periodically after a numer of mounts.

    I put 2 in the sixth colums of fstab for this partition

    /dev/sdb1		/mnt/hd	ext3	rw,dev,sync,user,noauto,exec,suid	0	2
    and I use the tune2fs to set the maximum mount count to 32.

    tune2fs -c 32 /dev/sdb
    now the mount count is 34 and the date of the last check is not recent, so apparently the auto fsck has not been performed.

    Probably because this partition is not mounted at start-up but I usually mount it manually.

    This maybe a silly question but can someone explain me where is my mistake??

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    Just Joined! barriehie's Avatar
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    Try this:
    tune2fs -c 32 /dev/sdb1

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