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Old 08-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Dead debian install - how to disable fsck?

Hi folks,

I have a file server that will no longer boot. It has a few RAID controllers in it, and after a power cycle, it comes up and throws the usual "xxx days since last check, forcing fsck". However at that point, there is no progress bar, no status, nothing - the machine just sits there indefinitely. I know there are ways to disable the fsck from the filesystem once it's up, but I can't get the machine to boot at all right now to make any changes.

I'm running Debian 5.0. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Old 08-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Does it do an fsck if you boot into single user mode (i.e. maintenance mode)?


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