FSCK on Reboot

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 04:21:25 GMT 2005

Read through the @reboot tag of cron.


Indian Institute of Information Technology
Subhro Sankha Kar
Block AQ-13/1, Sector V
Salt Lake City
PIN 700091
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Matt LaPlante
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:11
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: FSCK on Reboot
> Right now I've got a server running FreeBSD 4.11.  My question is, is
> there a way to automatically run fsck on a system reboot, without
> having to go through the process of sitting at the computer, changing
> the run level, etc, etc. Clearly it's beneficial in a work environment
> to be able to wait till night hours to run such operations, but I
> personally have no desire to hang around the office until midnight
> just to run a file system check.  I know on any Windows machine this
> is easily accomplished by running chkdsk and answering "y" when it
> prompts if you want the system checked on the next reboot...you can go
> home, wait till midnight, and reboot the system, it will automatically
> check itself and come back online.  Can this be accomplished in
> FreeBSD?
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