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Ubuntu force fsck on boot

Posted by Marius Voila on December 11, 2014 in London, U.K . — 0 comments This post contains 154 words

This is a small rant because I deal with this every single day of my sysadmin life :-) .

I guess everyone of you saw this message in the console when they logged in their servers *** /dev/xvda1 should be checked for errors *** and of course the first fix which comes in ones mind is touch /forcefsck and reboot. This is great just that once the server boots up you will again be greeted with the same message because on boot fsck did only a dry run so the actual fix did not happened.

To get rid of the not so welcoming message *** /dev/xvda1 should be checked for errors *** follow the following steps:

$ vim /etc/default/rcS

and make sure that it looks like this:

# automatically repair filesystems with inconsistencies during boot
FSCKFIX=yes
HWCLOCKACCESS=no