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Hi ... whenever i startup or reboot my ubuntu system fsck always gets invoked causing my system to take ages to boot. Is there a reason why fsck starts? Is ...
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- 03-16-2007 #1
Disabling fsck on startup
I have a dual boot system with XP and Ubuntu running on an AMD Turion64.
- 03-16-2007 #2
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To my knowledge none of the *buntu distros (I'm running Kubuntu) run fsck on every boot. I do know that there is a parameter that I simply accepted as a default upon installation - it's like 100 boots or 100 days, something like that.
The other possibility is that your Ubuntu is not shutting down properly, leaving bunged up journal entries, improperly closed files, thangs of that nature.
In short, fsck is a good thing to have, but t shouldn't normally run a full check on every boot.
- 03-16-2007 #3Originally Posted by vicagnews
is Ubuntu scanning all partitions or XP partition only?
you can set fsck option in /etc/fstab file.
gksu gedit /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1 /media/window_c vfat defaults 0 0
- 03-16-2007 #4
thanks for the reply casper and jglen ...
to answer your question jglen: my ubuntu system always shuts down normally ... no error messages are displayed to the best of my knowledge.
casper: here's what my fstab configuration looks like:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 # /dev/hda6 UUID=d4ab7f9f-e66a-4074-8d78-14e3adead8c7 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /dev/hda1 UUID=3007-17F2 /media/hda1 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1 # /dev/hda2 UUID=320D-180E /media/hda2 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1 # /dev/hda5 UUID=57e36415-9e7b-4543-bfce-dd69b3bcab74 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
... so if I put '0' there instead ... it should stop doing that??
- 03-16-2007 #5
your /etc/fstab file is a bit messy. it should be like this
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 UUID=d4ab7f9f-e66a-4074-8d78-14e3adead8c7 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /dev/hda1 UUID=3007-17F2 /media/hda1 vfat defaults,umask=0 0 0 # /dev/hda2 UUID=320D-180E /media/hda2 vfat defaults,umask=0 0 0 # /dev/hda5 UUID=57e36415-9e7b-4543-bfce-dd69b3bcab74 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
- 03-16-2007 #6
thanks casper ... i just changed the last '1' to '0' in my fstab file and now there's no more slow booting (I didn't clean it up as you had suggested, though)!!
thanks a lot for your advice!!!