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

David Brodbeck gull at
Wed Sep 15 17:07:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Yuri <yuri at> wrote:
> 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.

Train your friends to shut the machine down by pressing (not holding
down!) the power button.  On any modern machine ACPI should trigger a
clean shutdown/poweroff.

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