View Full Version : [ubuntu] Long boot time as recovery required sda1

May 7th, 2012, 03:05 AM
Have just done a sequence of updates from 10.10 to 12.04 on this eeepC 1005HA. Runs well and upgrade was smooth. Only problem I have now is the slow startup due to what appears to be a need to do a recovery on sda1 at every re-boot - see dmesg output below. Any ideas??


[ 3.250025] EXT4-fs (sda1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem
[ 3.250034] EXT4-fs (sda1): write access will be enabled during recovery
[ 3.627485] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 3970048 512-byte logical blocks: (2.03 GB/1.89 GiB)
[ 3.628352] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 3.628363] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[ 3.629235] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 3.629243] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3.633454] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 3.633463] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3.634707] sdb: sdb1
[ 3.640838] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[ 3.640849] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3.640857] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 16.218820] EXT4-fs (sda1): recovery complete
[ 16.221415] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[ 35.369693] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

May 7th, 2012, 03:13 AM
i have an Idea :)

if you are on a dual boot machine boot up windows do a defrag of the and a chkdisk whole Hard drive or get defrag for linux my bet is after all that the Hard drive needs a little clean up ..

there is a good chance the drive could have a few bad spots

May 7th, 2012, 03:28 AM
Thanks for the suggestion but this is not a dual boot machine - installed linux from new without ever booting into XP!

May 7th, 2012, 04:20 AM
good deal you can still do the check and there is a program for defraging linux though many say its not nessary there are them times it does ..

June 24th, 2012, 02:17 AM
Got the same problem on Dell 1555. Eagerly awaiting a fix for it.

June 24th, 2012, 02:29 AM
I think you can boot into LiveCD, run gparted there, unmount the drives(if any mounted), and then right click on each drive, select 'check ' from the drop-down menu and apply the changes. This might help it out.