Software updater no longer functional

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Jan 22 20:52:46 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> Liam Proven wrote:
>> sudo touch /forcefsck
>> sudo shutdown -r now
>> Force a full filesystem check and repair then reboot
> This procedure is no longer working for 16.04. Instead append
> forcefsck
> to the kernel command line of the grub menu.

Adding "forcefsck" to the cmdline is an initramfs-tools specific variable.

The equivalent generic systemd variable is "fsck.mode=force".

Theres also "fsckfix" (initramfs-tools) and ""
(systemd) to control the behavior of fsck.

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