I installed LM6.1 on a friend's machine the other day and
amazed myself at how good I'm getting at installing and
configuring. I was just in the process of drawing to my
friend's attention just how great I am when something odd
occurred the likes of which I've not seen before! (Darn, I
hate it when that happens...)
When booting into Linux, I got the error message that
"running fsck on a mounted filesystem can cause SEVERE
damage" and did I want to continue with that? Well, I typed
no and it booted okay but it tries to fsck the mounted root
partition each time it boots up.
Obviously, I figured it must be a switch in some config file
that I tweaked inadvertently that's causing it to do that.
So, I checked /etc/fstab and the ext2 partitions are listed
with 1 2 in the fifth and sixth slot with the exception of
the root partition which is 1 1. According to fstab this is
correct. One of the O'Reilly books said that
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit calls the fsck process and I sort of
scoured through that file but I can't quite piece together
what might be wrong.
Has anyone had this experience before? Which file(s) do you
suggest I check to stop this strange behaviour from making
me look like a fool in front of my friend? ;-)
North Bay, Ontario Canada