fsck after every dual boot

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 27 19:39:27 UTC 2009

On 01/27/2009 11:09 AM, Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:02 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 01/27/2009 10:06 AM, Brian McKee wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>> I've one dual-boot system that does an fsck every time I reboot back
>>>> into hardy following a WinXP boot/session. Two other identical systems
>>>> don't do this, only this one.
>>>> Any clues on where I should start looking?
>>> <straw grasping>
>>> Is it only after you boot windows?  or is it every time you reboot?
>>> (You might only ever reboot to run Windows, thus....)  Does /forcefsck
>>> exist?
>>> </straw grasping>
>> Only after I boot Windows. No /forcefsck on that system. Interestingly
>> enough, I _do_ have an /forcefsck on this system that has no problems
>> dual-booting.
> OK - my turn to grasp at straws : is windows mounting your ext2/3 partition(s)?
> Chris

Yes. I have ext2ifs on that system (as I do on this system); but you may
be on to something as I had problems with the WinXP drive after using a
Puppy Linux liveCD & ended up having to do a chkdsk /r & defrag to clean
it up. I'll boot back into WinXP & pulll ext2ifs & see if that makes a

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