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ItsNotMe 04-18-2005 11:42 AM

how to skip fsck at boot time?
 
Using SuSE 9.2 with an internal IDE drive, and an external networked drive (Ximeta NDAS drive by Freecom). Seems to work fine, but at boot time, reiserfsck fails /dev/nda because the networked drive isn't ready yet.
I assume this is because the NDAS service can only start in runlevel 3 (it is a networked drive after all), but it seems the fsck happens earlier.

How can I omit checking /dev/nda at the early boot-time file system check?

TIA

Mega Man X 04-18-2005 12:37 PM

Take a look at /etc/fstab. Mount points and checks are done by that file. Let's say I have this line on my /etc/fstab

/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1

The sixth field (1) tells that /dev/hda3 (my root partition) _should_ be checked during boot time. A value of 0 would tell it _not_ to check it. With exception of your external drivers and swap partitions, I would let the default values if I was you ;)

Regards!

ItsNotMe 04-18-2005 12:48 PM

Execellent. Thanks.

Mega Man X 04-18-2005 01:02 PM

You're welcome :). I hope it works...

toddcurry 04-28-2005 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Megaman X
Take a look at /etc/fstab. Mount points and checks are done by that file. Let's say I have this line on my /etc/fstab

/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1

The sixth field (1) tells that /dev/hda3 (my root partition) _should_ be checked during boot time. A value of 0 would tell it _not_ to check it. With exception of your external drivers and swap partitions, I would let the default values if I was you ;)

Regards!

Megaman,

1. Will this work for a reiserfs partition, too (e.g., drive needs to be checked, but proper utility is reiserfsck)

2. How do you get it to log the results *verbosely*? I've had trouble finding any indication that a *fsck has been run (save for the world's longest boot time).

Thanks,

TC (not hijacking, just extending the thread)


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