Originally Posted by vvnslm
when windows bootup you only see a screen ,hence what ever is happenning is hidden by that screen..but in linux (puppy) what you see is the booting up of linux ,,,showing what is happening during booting ...
this is not a problem
It is not a problem per se
. But if the filesystem check (fsck
) takes very long, occurs on every boot, and if you boot frequently, it can be annoying. This is what I understood to be the OP's complaint. Except after improper shutdowns, it used to be common for Linux distros to only do a filesystem check every 20 something or every 30 something boots (or every 6 months, whichever came first). Now, with journaling file systems, I think some distros, by default, don't check at all at boot time. (It can and has been debated whether that is a good thing).
It also seems to be becoming fashionable with certain Linux distros to hide the boot messages by default, just like MS Windows does. Personally, I like to see the messages scroll by.
But then, I also like the command line.
Now that I am revisiting the issue of file system checks, it occurs to me that Puppy might be announcing that it is going to do a filesystem check and then very quickly announce that the filesystem is "clean." If this happens, then it is actually skipping the filesystem check because the filesystem was properly "unmounted" at the previous shutdown and it is not yet time to check it. The fsck
program itself determines whether it is time to check.