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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat May 20 17:06:47 UTC 2017

On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 09:28:08PM +0100, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 05/19/2017 01:46 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> > I just want the warning message in the GUI to appear when it *does* 
> > run so that I won't think something has gone wrong and hung the
> > system boot process.
> This and several related pauses during boot have been the subject of
> repeated questions over many years.
> I think part of the problem is that they are not seen by many developers
> and testers [rightly] using fast, modern machines. On older and slower
> machines it is a serious problem, especially if you are trying to
> convert a new user.
Mine is a fast modern machine but it still takes a *long* time for
fsck to check a 3Tb disk drive - like 20 or 30 minutes.

> Long pauses and blank screens are VERY frequent during boot on old
> machines. It would be very useful if this could be avoided -- even a
> text-only message explaining what it's doing would help.

Chris Green

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