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Old 10-20-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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fsck times out while trying to check parallel port disk

I have just installed slackware 9.1 on a toshiba tecra 740CDT laptop. I am using a shuttle epat parallel port disk adapter chip, which worked fine running knoppix.

Fsck reports the following error, after checking the root filesystem on the internal disk.


I think that this means it timed out and aborted.

Under knoppix the paride, epat, and pd modules were inserted manually after booting. Under slackware, i am using a kernel (ppide from the install disk) with support for such devices built in.

I added /dev/pda to my fstab with a line like this

/dev/pda /mnt/pda auto defaults

I think that there is no way to shorten the access time to the disk, owing to port speed, but how can I adjust the value of fsck's timeout ?

Tim Giffney
Old 10-24-2004, 07:33 AM   #2
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Do you have the 2 last number columns (column 5&6) set for your fstab line?
Usually set to 0 0.
Column 5 determine if a filesystem needs to be dumped, and column 6 six define the order in which the filesystems need to be checked. /-filesystem should be set to 1 for column 6, and other filesystems 2 or greater.
If 0 is specified it tells the system that this filesystem doesn't need to ber checked on boot.


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