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

Yuri yuri at
Wed Sep 15 07:00:39 UTC 2010

On 09/15/10 09:47, Remko Lodder wrote:
> I think this might do your trick:
> fsck_y_enable="NO"      # Set to YES to do fsck -y if the initial preen
> fails.
> fsck_y_flags=""         # Additional flags for fsck -y
> The reason for this to get interactively is because this  might messup
> with your filesystem, and you are the one responsible for your filesystem,
> not us or the autmated system. So in case you want to "play" with that,
> that's entirely up to you.
> In addition, I can imagine that companies (been there done it) do not want
> to fsck -y by default, this because of the mentioned potential corruption
> and dataloss.
> Thanks
> remko
> p.s. This was found within 5 seconds in /etc/defaults/rc.conf.

Thanks Remko!
I never had spare 5 secs for this :-), and now when I left my computer 
to friends (not computer savvy) they got into this trap. There is no 
database... I think installer better asks this question during 
installation since many users just run a desktop and -y is pretty much 
ok for them.

Thank you again,

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