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Re: [vox-tech] "PASSED"

On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 05:44:29PM -0700, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> After so many boots Linux does fsck.  When this happens on my system I get 
> "PASSED"  for /dev/hda5 and /dev/hda8.  What types of problems give rise to 

There is no problem, you simply reached the maximal mount count or exceeded
the time between checks. It is checking them every once in a while to make
sure that they are OK.

Read the manpage for tune2fs if you want to adjust these paramaters.

> And if I install a new distro over this Mandrake 9.0 system, and format 
> /dev/hda5 and /dev/hda8, will the problems disappear?

No, this is a feature not a bug. You could disable it, but I reccomend you

Set them to values with a large "least common multiple", probably by setting
each partition to check after a diffrent, prime number of mounts.

Try some of these values, with smaller values on smaller partitions.

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