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Re: Skipping fsck during boot with systemd?

On Thu 11 Dec 2014 at 12:11:26 -0500, Jerry Stuckle wrote:

> If Windows can give you the option as to when to perform a potentially
> critical (do not shut down!) and long running process, why can't Linux?

As far as having the option of an fsck at boot is concerned I've already
mentioned grub's datehook module. Ok, you have to set it up in grub.cfg
but then you can forget about ever having an fsck run at an inconvenient
time. Assuming your presentations tend to take place between 10:00 and
20:00 the machine would be configured to not run an fsck during that
time slot.

> Or, better yet, give the option to cancel it if it does start at the
> wrong time.

For less work to set up than the previous method you want to take a look

> I often give presentations with my notebook.  If I'm lucky, I get 10-15
> minutes to set up.  If I'm not, less than 5 minutes (i.e. another
> presenter ahead of me).  I use Linux whenever possible, but since my
> time slot is limited, I can't wait for fsck to complete.

Your type of situation is well understood and there is sympathy for it.

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