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there is a file that will check to see how many times a particular drv has been mounted and will force a check (fsck on that drv) after x number of times...does anyone know the name of that file..??...thanks in advance
The information is not kept in a file. It is kept in the file system descriptor on the disk. The way that you manipulate how oftn fsck is run against a partition is with the tune2fs command.
tune2fs should be used on an umounted partition. I have had it work OK on a mounted file system that was doing absolutely nothing. I always use tune2fs immediately after formatting a partition and before I mount it.
tune2fs -c 200 /dev/hda4
will cause fsck to run every 200 mounts of /dev/hda4
tune2fs -i 30 /dev/hda4
will cause fsck to run at the next mount after 30 days have passed.