Sunday, August 26, 2007

Make The Fsck Checks Un-annoying

There's one thing that is really annoying about the ext2/3 filesystem that Ubuntu uses by default, and it's that the partitions must be checked every 30 mounts. Unfortunately, these checks occur during the boot-up process. Now, it's not a good idea to disable the checks, but you can do is make the checks happen during the shut-down process instead. All you have to do is download and install Autofsk from here (link for version 2.0). Extract the file, and double click on the "Install" script. It will prompt for the root password and install. Autofsck will check when your partitions must be checked and will prompt you before you log out if you want it to happen.

Links of interest
Ubuntu Wiki/Autofsck

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