Checking forced at boot..

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Checking forced at boot..

Postby Sammy95 on Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:00 pm

A few times during boot up I have seen this message, then followed by a check..
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/dev/sda5/ has been mounted 22 times without being checked. Check forced.


Not a problem because the delay is only 30-40 sec,
but is this something that happends every 22 time I boot the computer,
or is there something else that I am not doing but that I should have done... ?

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Re: Checking forced at boot..

Postby Husse on Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:24 pm

A newbie question...
Unlike Windows Linux checks the disks (not to thoroughly though as you've noticed)
This generally happens every 20 boots but it is possible to set that value - I'm not going to describe it as it involves the use of a potentially "dangerous" tool
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Re: Checking forced at boot..

Postby Sammy95 on Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:42 pm

Tjena Husse !

Thank You for Your quick answer! Just as I thought - everything's okey...
Don't see any reason to change the number, around 20 is okey too... ;-)

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Re: Checking forced at boot..

Postby Lantesh on Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:23 am

It's easy to change the interval. For example if every 20 (I believe it's actually 30) times gets on your nerves, and you'd rather up that to 100, open up a terminal and enter this command (obviously change sda1 to your desired partition):
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sudo tune2fs -c 100 /dev/sda1
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Re: Checking forced at boot..

Postby AK Dave on Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:17 am

If you don't like file system checks, don't run a journaled file system. Just use Fat32.

Or consider that an occasional minute is the price to pay for never ever needing to defrag.
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Re: Checking forced at boot..

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:36 am

If you want to loose data in a crash (which may happen in Mint too) use FAT32 - if you don't use ext3
But that was not the point here - it was about the check at boot. This is quite different in Elyssa as you may have noticed
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