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    User name Ole Hansen

    Log entry time 14:13:53 on July 08, 2010

    Entry number 330814

    This entry is a followup to: 330795

    keyword=Re: hamoller reboot partition check

    You can't really disable the filesystem check (e2fsck). The check is automatically skipped IF a partition is a journalled filesystem (ext3) AND has not exceeded its maximum mount count and check interval. The mount count is usually 20-30, and the check interval 180 days. So, by default, all your filesystems will be forced to be checked if your system has been up for more than 180 days.

    You can tune the mount count and check interval with tune2fs to make the period and counts larger. The forced checks are somewhat paranoid, with data integrity a high priority. I think Windows' NTFS, which is also journalled, NEVER forces a check, regardless of the age of the filesystem. So take your pick ...

    If the partitions are only ext2 (doubtful), they can be upgraded to ext3 without reformatting.



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