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

Istimsak Abdulbasir saqman2060 at gmail.com
Thu May 18 10:54:01 UTC 2017

On May 18, 2017 2:37 AM, "Chris Green" <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

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

 dumpe2fs should tell how many times the disk was mounted. This may give an
indication of when fsck will run again.

Will have to do some research as to what kernel or init parameters enables
fsck to run when it detects disk errors. I do recall this use to happen to
me whenever my system was improperly shutdown. Just need to find what
triggers it.

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