Automatic fsck

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Aug 12 14:16:38 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 10:07 AM, Paul S <paulatgm at> wrote:
> I've been bitten bad by e2fsck where it's borked my system such that
> I've had to reinstall.  Since I don't want to be forced into that again,
> I'm trying to disable it permanently and take my chances on losing a
> file here or there.

I was under the impression that it's less likely to be "a file here or
there" and much more likely to be "corrupted partition" which would
lead to having to reinstall in many cases, but that fsck'ing was there
to fix problems before they boil all the way up to corrupting the
partition table.  I'm not sure what kind of problems a fsck could
cause, but I know what it can fix.  It fixed "system can't boot
because Vista shifted Ubuntu's inodes to all sorts of wrongness" a few
times.  I do not recommend a Linux/Vista dual boot.

Mackenzie Morgan
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