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Re: fstab vfat boot hang



On Thursday 31 March 2005 10:55 pm, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 22:19 +0100, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> > Hi folks.
> >
> > If I have the following line (below, line-wrapped single line) in
> > my /etc/fstab my machine hangs during bootup at the fsck stage
> > complaining that VFAT checking is still ALPHA.  There is no HDD
> > activity.
> >
> > If I boot in rescue mode and remove the line the box boots fine.
> >
> > What do I need to do to the line so I can leave it it and still
> > have the machine boot.  I've tried 'nocheck' and 'check=no' as
> > possible options.
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > /dev/hda1               /mnt/dos                vfat
> > umask=0222,uid=500,gid=500      1       1
>
> Change the end of the line from 1 1 to 0 0
> That will turn off the fsck during boot.
> Man fstab tells me that the 6th field controls the fsck during boot,
> and the 5th field controls the dump sequence.  it also says
>
> "If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero is
> returned and fsck will  assume  that  the  filesystem does not need
> to be checked."
>

That's sorted it.

Thanks
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