Ubuntu Daily MD5 Check

Alan Pope alan.pope at canonical.com
Wed Mar 18 20:09:58 UTC 2020


On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 at 16:59, Newmont <newmont91 at protonmail.ch> wrote:

> I have been testing live daily, everyday, on a USB drive for years. About
> a month or so ago, I noticed a fsck MD5 checksum being done on every boot
> up, checking each package on the USB drive and making the bootup extremely
> slow (I know I can bypass with 's'). This check is done on every daily ever
> since I noticed it in the first, including today's, daily's bootup and it
> persists on different USB drives.
> Is there any plan to remove this feature from future's daily?

It's working as designed. The goal is to ensure the installation media is
free of errors prior to an install. As you noticed, you can use 's' to skip
the test. We've had significant reports in the past of corrupt files
leading to a failed install. This helps reduce the instances of that

More discussion over on the Ubuntu discourse.

Alan Pope
Developer Advocate

Canonical - Data Center Development
+44 (0) 7973 620 164
alan.pope at canonical.com
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