Drive Check

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Drive Check

Postby Bobo-the-Cat on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:46 am

Periodically, when booting Linux Mint, the boot process is delayed while a Drive Check takes place, during which it checks all the blocks on the hard-drive. There is an option to skip this, but the next time you boot it starts again. In my view this is happening too frequently. As I am not aware of any drive errors; - so this is a routine check, is there a way of reducing the frequency of this check as it is a nuisance?
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Re: Drive Check

Postby garda on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:36 am

Fsck checks ext2/3 partitions after they are mounted for a certain amount of times, as specified in their max-mount-count parameters. You can see the flags/parameters of an ext2/3 partition by executing this command:
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sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sd[alpha][numeric]

You can then use this command to change the value of the max-mount-count parameter:
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sudo tune2fs -c n /dev/sd[alpha][numeric]

Replace "n" with your desired value.
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Re: Drive Check

Postby distoaddict on Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:58 pm

standard appears to be 27 boots as it just happened on my install today.
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