regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Martin Peeks martinp23 at
Sun Sep 30 10:13:07 UTC 2007

On 27/09/2007, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at> wrote:
> As a temporary cosmetic work-around, something like forcing the output
> into a pseudo-window on the boot screen (so that it doesn't look like
> the whole thing crashed to command line) might be nice, e.g.:
>          u  b  u  n  t  u
>         [X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ]
>          ----------------
>         |checking files  |
>         |===> 21%        |
>          ----------------
> CK

If the default behaviour of fsck can't/won't be changed (and even if
it is), I'd like to see this sort of thing implemented.  It would be
good to give the user an option of cancelling the check ("press any
key to cancel" sort of thing), and then either prompt again at next
bootup, or give the user a way of further delaying the check (tune2fs


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