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

flocculant flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Fri May 19 20:52:56 UTC 2017

On 17/05/17 13:26, Chris Green 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.
First - are you sure that fsck is running? You've not changed the fstab 

Secondly - I have 2 types of disk locally - ssd and hdd's - never really 
notice fsck when it's checking on the ssd (unless I'm watching the 
monitor at the time), but still see that on hdd's ( and did while 
testing the last 4 releases - currently seeing it when it takes some 
time on Artful)

If you haven't changed the options in fstab and fsck IS running - 
perhaps set it to perform a check on next boot - and really watch the 
monitor - just in case it's very quick. Then redo the fsck check - and 
edit the kernel line so you've no quiet splash [1] - what you need to do 
is remove the quiet splash from the linux line here, so you boot with 
text - see what that says.

If you don't see anything on GUI - but do with text (and assuming here 
that you've got hdd and not ssd - with no errors) I'd say that was a bug.



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