Re: disable dosfsck
Michael Schiansky wrote:
On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 03:40:38PM +1000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thanks for the reply, for some reason I don't seem to be getting mail
from the list, which is odd as all the spam sent to my debian address
still gets through...!
CCed you for this reason.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump>
/dev/hda1 /xp vfat defaults,umask=000,user 0 2
/dev/hda5 /dump vfat defaults,umask=000,user 0 2
what should this be? should I be changing the 2?
on my router fstab is
According to the subject you want to _disable_ any fsck on this vfat
partitions. '2' is in this case the wrong option.
man fstab tells you:
The sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) program to deter-
mine the order in which filesystem checks are done at reboot time. The
root filesystem should be specified with a fs_passno of 1, and other
filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2. Filesystems within a drive
will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different drives will
be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the
hardware. If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero
is returned and fsck will assume that the filesystem does not need to
so write '0' instead of '2' as the last field in /etc/fstab and you won't get
any automatic fscks on these mountpoints/partitions.
I actually read that bit in man fstab but my addled brain didn't take it
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