Pernicious (repeating) fsck

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Pernicious (repeating) fsck

Postby rdanner3 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:26 am

Basic: Doesn't matter if I hibernate or shutdown; my /home partition (sda6) is getting checked for errors every boot. :roll: This is really interfering with my use of the computer, especially in cases where I'm on battery with no access to AC. :evil:

Question: Is there a simple way to correct this problem, or is there potentially something dire going on? (Consider that sda6 (/home) is the only partition getting checked every boot. sda5 (root) and sda7 (swap) never get checked unless it's time for them to be. Come to think on it, sda7 never gets checked...)

Solution under consideration:
Reinstall LM13, formatting sda5, sda6, sda7, retaining their current usages, although probably increasing space in sda5 by another 7GiB and in sda6 by another 13GiB. Backups to another partition of critical files have already been made in preparation.
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Re: Pernicious (repeating) fsck

Postby passerby on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:45 am

It's probably getting checked for a good reason, but if not you can tell the fs not to check it.
Open /etc/fstab in your text editor and change the fsck option for that drive to 0.
eg. from
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UUID=3eb848a5-57b0-4cf7-9066-09d345d5ba47 /home           ext4    defaults        0       1

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UUID=3eb848a5-57b0-4cf7-9066-09d345d5ba47 /home           ext4    defaults        0       0
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Re: Pernicious (repeating) fsck

Postby rdanner3 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:29 am

passerby wrote:It's probably getting checked for a good reason, but if not you can tell the fs not to check it. [Remainder of quote deleted for brevity.]

Very true, and it finally quit checking it during this last boot. What's causing the issue is still unknown. Still may do the refresh install to try to correct other problems, none of which are related to this issue, AFAIK.

According to one source (which appears a bit old, to be honest!) there is a bug (or bugs) in hibernate mode in most Ubuntu-derived distros that can cause minor to significant issues. I would think that such bugs would be swatted quite rapidly, if only to show that the Linux community is more conscious of the user's needs than Microsoft or Apple.

Has been my personal experience that security issues and bugs in open-sourced software are swatted quite rapidly, and not ignored/blown off as unimportant or claimed to be "features" as Microsoft (in particular) has been guilty of doing.
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