Howto Change Ubuntu Forced fsck

In Ubuntu 7.10 the boot hard disk is checked every 20 boots. I have to boot my laptop quite often, so about once a week booting takes more than 10 minutes. This clearly sucks. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this. With tune2fs it is possible to change the interval from mount-times to timed interval:

This disables maximum mount time for forced check, but instead uses timed check. Every month the harddisk is forced to get checked. I can live with that.

4 Comments on "Howto Change Ubuntu Forced fsck"

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thank you very usefull. fortunatelly my notebook does boot in 10 minutes. It does it in one minute from the moment i press enter in grub to full desktop environment.

James Nealon

Very informative and useful post.


One thing to note is that it may not be sda3 for your drive. For instance, on my laptop it’s /dev/hda1.