View Full Version : [ubuntu] /dev/sda1: recovering journal??

March 31st, 2010, 11:24 PM
So I insatlled Ubuntu Server 9.10 (64bit) on a VMware ESXi. I then cloned the installation. On the one that I cloned, I noticed this on boot:

fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
/dev/sda1: recovering journal
/dev/sda1: clean, 170/24096 files, 36423/96356 blocks
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
/dev/sda3: recovering journal
/dev/sda3: clean 21/91392 files, 14489/365478 blocks
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
/dev/sda4: clean, 54686/243840, 310391/973940 blocks

It happens every time I reboot the VM. I do not notice that same message on the original VM. Is this something I need to be concerned with?

April 6th, 2010, 12:42 AM
So after some troubleshooting, I figured out that I only get this message if I install vmware tools.

If I do not install vmware tools, the system boots up without the

/dev/sda1: recovering journal
/dev/sda3: recovering journal


Anyone else using Ubuntu Server in a ESXi environment???

May 17th, 2010, 10:31 AM
I don't know the solution... but at least I can confirm the problem (although it doesn't seem like a real problem so far). It only does it for the /home partition, for me at least.

I also noticed, with vmware tools installed, that it doesn't need to recover it when I reboot immediately (hence not much writing to /home).

May 17th, 2010, 10:44 AM
It's not a "problem" at all, it's a forced file system check to make sure of the integrity of the virtual disk. It does not hurt a thing, in fact, it's a good thing™