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Old 02-18-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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schedule 'e2fsck' to run on startup, possible?

Is it possible to schedule e2fsck to run on startup? since when i try to run it, it says it's dangerous to run it on an actively mounted partition.
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Yes and your system should be already configured.

Look at the last value in the /etc/fstab file entry.
An example
/dev/hda / ext3 defaults 1 1

Look at the last digit. Anything >0 will perform a check according to how the filesystem was setup. The value is based on priority with 1 being the highest. See man pages for fstab for more help.

You can change how often using the tune2fs command.


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