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Old 03-20-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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hd checking every 22 times


I've recently installed Knoppix 3.3 (Debian Sid) on my harddisk. LILO now boots to hda2 (ext3), but after 22 times booting up, it always runs a check on this partition during bootup time.

It really delays the whole boot procedure.

I've tried but haven't worked out how to vary this number, or how to turn it off.

I gues it's in some config file somewhere, but I can't find it.

Anybody out there know?

Old 03-20-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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Yeah, as it's an ext2/3 partition then use the tool tune2fs:
tune2fs /dev/hda2 -c 0
will make it never autocheck the disk, but it might be an idea to have it check at least every 50 mounts
Old 03-21-2004, 02:40 AM   #3
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stabu - if you are booting 22 times in a row so frequently that the autocheck is becoming a hassle, it sounds like you've got bigger fish to fry. Assuming that you turn off you machine every night and reboot each morning, you would get just over 3 weeks of usage before the autocheck kicks in. One autocheck every 3 weeks doesn't sound like it should be a problem, but on the other hand if you got the autocheck every day because you were rebooting 22 times a day, well, like I said it sounds like something else must be seriously wrong. Obviously if you are doing a fresh install you will need to do multiple reboots, but realistically on a stable Linux box you should be able to go several weeks without having the system run an autocheck -- J.W.
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Old 03-21-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

tune2fs did the trick alright.

I have a dual boot machineXP/Knoppix: hence many logouts and logins during a single day.



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