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Old 11-17-2003, 01:27 PM   #1
Psykoral
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Question Disabling Hardware Check at startup


Using Mandrake 9.1:

I'm going to be sending my box out for a colo soon and I have 2 things that I need to address before I do so. The first I'll state here, the other I'll make a new post for since it's really a completely different question...

How do I disable the auto-checking for new hardware on statup? (sorry, I dont know what the exact program is called... I don't think it's Harddrake but I could be wrong)

Here's my dilema: The system gets turned off unexpectedly (power outage, etc) and upon startup it prompts me to check to see if all hardware and filesystem are in tact, blah, blah... I have one system that times out on this request and boots to linux after 10 seconds of no responce, but my main box just stays there until it gets a y or n from the keyboard. Lame!

Any ideas I can try?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:03 PM   #2
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As Root user on the command line try:

chkconfig harddrake off

and then reboot:

Last edited by Skyline; 11-17-2003 at 03:17 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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Yes it's called harddrake. You can turn it off in the Mandrake Control Center under services.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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Hmm, well the command worked to have harddrake not load on boot, however something is still doing the file system check. If I dare to say... it seems like it's the equivilent to Windows Scandisk...

It fails the first boot, again promting me for an answer of weater or not to repair the sectors because they weren't cleanly unmounted, and without an answer it will not continue... a work around for it is reboot again and it does the file system check again, but passes this time. So that might do... they offer free reboots at the colo anyway, I'd obviously rather not even have to do that though...

Any other ideas anyone?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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Try changing the 6th field in the relevant line in /etc/fstab to zero ie 0

ie instead of the typical

1 1

as the last two fields - change it to

1 0
 
  


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