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Old 04-08-2002, 07:03 AM   #1
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Question Filesystem check on reboot?

I have recently installed Debian on a dual boot machine w/ windows 98. My problem is when I reboot the machine and boot back into Linux there's always a filesystem check. I don't think my /dev/hda2 partition in umounting when the machine is shutting down.

Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this?

I'm not at the PC right now and can't access it until after work but will try any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance

Old 04-08-2002, 06:47 PM   #2
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well... there's the quick hack method of just putting

umount /dev/hda2

in a shutdown script. But are you sure that you're shutting the machine down properly?
Old 04-09-2002, 05:15 AM   #3
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I got it working although I don't know exactly what my problem was. I fixed some things in my /etc/fstab and am using "shutdown -r" instead of "reboot." I guess there was something screwed up w/ the reboot script. Who knows... I was just being lazy I guess
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some older versions of reboot don't call shutdown so the system doesn't do a very graceful reboot.
Old 04-09-2002, 01:51 PM   #5
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I am not sitting in front of my linux box right this moment

however I beleve column 6 of the fstab file specifies whether to fsck the FS before it is mounted.

have a look at man fstab. I would wager that the change you made to fstab is what fixed the problem.

since reboot and shutdown -r are essentially the same thing.


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