fsck -c usage question

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Wed Nov 7 18:32:06 UTC 2007

Mark C. Allman wrote:
> System:, Dell XPS M1710 laptop, 80GB HD, 2G ram
>>From what I've read, it's a good idea to occasionally have fsck run when
> you reboot a system.  Also, I've had Fedora lock up a few times (over
> the past year, BTW, so I'm not complaining!) such that I had to power
> off and back on to restart.
> What I do to have fsck run on startup:
> 1.  Create /fsckoptions with the switches I want to supply to fsck
> 2.  Run "shutdown -rF 0' to create /forcefsck and reboot.
> Note: When fsck is finished after the reboot the /fsckoptions
> and /forcefsck files are removed automatically.

tune2fs -c 21 /dev/xxx

This is what I have on my laptop, it is set to fsck after 21 mounts (I
think 21 is pretty typical setup for a lot of distros like Ubuntu (or
gentoo in my case)  change the 21 to suit your needs that should
eliminate the need for the setup you have.

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!

Mark Haney
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ERC Broadband
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