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Ubuntu.. Startup being slow with fsck on vfat June 5, 2007

Posted by sandakith in linux, Open Source.

My Ubuntu bootup is really really slow, some reasons are clearly visible.. fsck might be one of the causes.

dosfsck which is called via fsck everytime you boot takes quite a bit of time and slows down the boot process dramatically.

Searching the web I found that you can disable the fsck check by changing the entry “1” (checks file system everytime) to “0”

So, your fstab entry for vfat partitions would look something like this,

UUID=301C-1A1D /media/hda1 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0



1. Yuen-Chi Lian - October 22, 2007

Thanks a lot. I am quite annoyed by this too. :-S

2. sandakith - November 20, 2007

Pleasure to hear that this entry helped !!

3. Harsh - January 20, 2008

Yep thanks again, my friend was using a lot of VFAT partitions and this was exactly the issue he was facing. šŸ˜‰

Many thanks for the short, sweet tip.

4. sandakith - February 11, 2008

Great to hear that !!

Lahiru Sandakith

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