[xubuntu-users] No indication of disk checks at login

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu May 18 06:36:54 UTC 2017

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 04:33:25PM -0400, Istimsak Abdulbasir wrote:
>    On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Chris Green <[1]cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>      I used to get a (small) message on the pre-login screen when fsck
>      disk
>      checks were done automatically at start up.  These seem to have
>      disappeared now.
>      Is this a bug?  It's really necessary for the system to say
>      something
>      as otherwise it simply looks as if the boot has hung for some reason
>      and with big disks it can take a long time for the checks to
>      complete.
>    As the system is booting, hitting the esc button shows a text-based
>    screen that allows the user to when the system is doing while it is
>    booting. During those activities, there is no indication of fsck on
>    disks?

Not sure.

>    fsck is configured by default to check disks for error every 30th mount
>    or so. Then it does nothing until it hits that interval. Perhaps, your
>    system already reached the 30th mark, in which case, it has to wait
>    another 30 mounts to run again.
>    This ability can be disabled or tweaked at the users end. Search the
>    man pages for a program called "tune2fs" or read this forum link.
>    [2]https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/239709/how-to-stop-filesyst
>    em-check-fsck-on-boot
Yes, I know all this, I don't want to disable the fsck, I just want to
know when it's doing it (and maybe have the option to abort it), these
options used to appear on the GUI before login.

Chris Green

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