Hard Drive Check Forced

Stephen Ryan taketwoaspirin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 18:49:32 UTC 2005

On 10/3/05, Max Andersen <max at militant.dk> wrote:
> 'Forum Post wrote:
> >Good question! I don't like this behaviour either.
> >
> I do, very much. Just got my root partition repaired this morning :),
> but it would be nice to choose.

There are two files you can use to control this for the next boot; if either
file exists, it will be removed after the next boot so the change only
applies to the next boot.

If a file named /fastboot exists, fsck will not be run on the next boot;
useful when you're going to give a presentation.

If a file named /forcefsck exists, the file system will be checked at the
next boot, resetting the 30-mount count.

To create one of these files, you will need root permission: run

$ sudo touch /fastboot


$ sudo touch /forcefsck

to create an appropriately-named empty file.
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