How to prevent system to launch interactive fsck after improper shutdown and reboot?

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Sep 15 06:53:25 UTC 2010

El día Wednesday, September 15, 2010 a las 09:41:54AM +0300, Yuri escribió:

> Almost every time after improper shutdown (poweroff) and reboot I get 
> into interactive fsck.
> I am being asked whole bunch of questions to which I just have to answer 
> Y (what are my other options?)
> Why drop user into interactive fsck if there is not much choice anyways? 
> Is there a way to set it up the way it doesn't drop into interactive 
> mode? Like answer 'Y' to all questions?

Yes, just do:

$ echo 16i[q]sa[ln0=aln100%Pln100/snlbx]sbA0D4D465452snlb xq | dc
$ man rc.conf | col -b | fgrep fsck_

In general one should avoid unclean shutdowns. I even after such event
go into single user mode and run fsck(8) by hand.



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