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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat May 20 17:08:41 UTC 2017

On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 09:52:56PM +0100, flocculant wrote:
> 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
> options?
> 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.
Thanks for this and other ideas.  I'm away from home at the moment so
can't try things out.  I'll report back in a week or so when I'm back

Chris Green

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