Hard Drive Check Forced

Thom May thom at ubuntu.com
Thu May 5 16:55:02 UTC 2005

* Andy Choens (gunksta at gmail.com) wrote :
> When I left my apartment this morning my laptop shutdown cleanly.  No
> errors were reported.  When I booted, I was forced to do a full check
> of the hard-drive.  I don't know why.  I saw a boot message that said
> this volume has been mounted 30 times, check forced....or something to
> that affect.
> What gives?  I've never seen this before.  The system was shutdown
> cleanly, and the system recognized this on boot based on the logs I
> looked at.
Exactly what it said - by default, ext3 forces a check after 30 mounts. This
is just a safety precaution.

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