fsck at boot?

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Nov 16 09:56:41 MST 2006

On Thu, Nov 16, 2006 at 09:03:53AM -0700, Steve wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm running Kubuntu Edgy, and I have a 40GB External USB drive.
> For some reason the couple of times I have booted, the OS has taken it
> upon itself to run fsck on the USB drive at boot which is slowing my
> boot times down dramatically.
> To add insult to injury it's evidently finding stuff wrong with the
> drive, but says it can't fix it.  Ok thats fine no big deal, but is
> there anyways short of unplugging my drive that I can tell it to NOT
> fsck this drive at boot?

If it is listed in /etc/fstab, yes. You change one of the two numbers
at the right hand end of the line. "man fstab" for the gory details.


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