View Full Version : [ubuntu] Routine check of drive

August 10th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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?

August 10th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Partition manager: GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) 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 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AutoFsck) which gives you the option of checking your drives at shutdown rather than at startup.

August 10th, 2009, 06:15 PM
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.

August 10th, 2009, 06:19 PM
If /dev/sdb1 is your boot partition you should leave auto disk checking enabled, just manage when it occurs using AutoFsck.

August 10th, 2009, 06:44 PM
well, i got gparted.. am i not allowed to change the partition size??every command is greyed out