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...and I want peace on earth!
Sorry but you cannot REALLY be sure (100%) it'll never fails.
I don't think that errors that cannot be recovered by the first fsck can be recovered on the second or third attempt.
One check can be enough.
As John VV put in such ... interesting ... fashion , you are doing your customer a disservice and leaving yourself open to liability (through lack of due diligence) by using such an outdated system as the base for a security appliance.
You might try looking at something designed as a firewall such as pfsense which does a really good job. If you must use a regular distribution for the machine then at least use something a bit more current. While John VV's choices would not be my first pick, they are good ones that have a proven track record in a production environment, when properly maintained, and if you are already familiar with Fedora would offer an easy option.
Last edited by NyteOwl; 06-29-2012 at 12:39 PM.
Reason: fixed typos