[svlug] fsck

Jay Link jlink at ilbbs.com
Sat Jan 19 05:01:01 PST 2002

> 	Assuming the user will pull out the power cord from time to time, is
> there a way to setup Linux so that it never has to perform a manual
> fsck?

Rather than using ext3, I think the "quick" answer he wanted was to use
something like this:

  /sbin/fsck -a -t ext2 /dev/<drive>

where fsck -a requires no manual y/n confirmation. If that runs everytime
he boots (replacing any existing fsck commands), and assuming there's no
major problems with the filesystem, he'll be ok.

Note that fsck -a  maps to  e2fsck -p


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