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    Routine check of drive

    i got a problem. when i boot my notebook, ubuntu wants to run a routine disk check.

    It shows:

    Routine check of drives: /dev/sdb1

    58% (stage 1/5, 1929/2316)

    then everything is frozen, i cant esc. out of it. i must hold power till it shuts down. What is it cecking.. the 1929 is that files? folders? blocks, sectors what? i think the drive might have bad sectors on it, but they are at the end. i have also looked for a partion manager to chance the partition but i cant find one installed.

    cann anyone help?

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    Re: Routine check of drive

    Partition manager: GParted it's in the repo's.

    You can disable the automatic checking of drives in fstab, at the end of your fstab entry you'll see a number, usually 2 for non root partitions, change it to 0.

    You can also manage automatic disk checking with: AutoFsck which gives you the option of checking your drives at shutdown rather than at startup.

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    Re: Routine check of drive

    thanks for the reply and info, is 0 for boot partitions? because this is my boot drive, i am using an usb external sata drive to run ubuntu. maybe i should have mentioned that.
    Last edited by AmerNewbieInDE; August 10th, 2009 at 06:18 PM.

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    Re: Routine check of drive

    If /dev/sdb1 is your boot partition you should leave auto disk checking enabled, just manage when it occurs using AutoFsck.

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    Re: Routine check of drive

    well, i got gparted.. am i not allowed to change the partition size??every command is greyed out

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