Re: skip fsck when booting on battery?
On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 12:47:52AM +0100, Steven wrote:
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> @ elbbit: The file system is ext3, however I wouldn't turn of the
> automatic routine checks entirely.
> I think I'll just leave it as it is and see if Ctrl+C does the trick,
> when I'm at home I'll just let it finish, it doesn't take that long, and
> use my desktop instead (now _that_ takes long, checking multiple 1TB
In the name of sucking some more marrow out of that little bone, there is a
way to edit file system parameters to near insignificance at boot checks
without severely reducing effectiveness.
With a strategy of multiple partitions facilitating staggered backups,
security, disk checks and whatever, varying check intervals can be assigned
to each partition according to priority.
So given /boot, /srv, /, /home, /usr, /usr/share, and /var, all assigned to
different partitions in a rambling /etc/fstab,
Where checking /srv is the highest priority and /boot, the least priority,
Figure the desired boot interval for checking /srv and assign the closest
prime number, say 29,
tune2fs -c 29 /dev/designation_for_/srv_partition
Work up the list of prime numbers respectively.
Now, checking /boot (250M ?), will take a second or so every 53 boots. Even
/srv or /home (7-10G ?) would be way less trouble than the entire drive.
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