[clug] Debian Jessie file system checking on boot up

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 06:48:25 UTC 2016

Not sure whether you fixed the problem or not. It's an intriguing
question so I thought I'd spent a little time trying to create a
non-default GRUB entry that would allow me to reboot a remote headless
server into a forced full fsck of the root (ext4) file system (I don't
have any production servers with single slice file systems (as it'd take
forever to fsck), but I'm not going to fiddle with production servers
anyway so I'll test with a single slice VM headless server spun up just
for this purpose).

Just quickly, check that you haven't inherited from Squeeze fsck on boot
disabled with:-
grep FSCK /etc/default/rcS

(If you installed Jessie from scratch you should not have that handicap,
unless you followed random intertubes suggestions).

On 05/04/16 21:36, George at Clug wrote:
>     Scott,
> I get the following results from the below commands, any idea why fsck
> is not running?, or how to fix it?

Kind regards

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