/dev/sdb1 has been mounted 309 times without being checked, check forced

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

I figured no one would believe this, so I took a picture of it.

I realized when I got this message (in a fresh Ubuntu installation) that the modular drive I have been using for months, across three or four installations of Crux and Arch, hasn’t been checked in any of that time. That’s my fault of course; I should really have made sure it was being checked, instead of just letting the mount count roll up like that.

Addendum: That’s an ext2 partition, using only the noatime flag. Errors found? None. So don’t let anyone tell you ext2 is somehow more likely to catch an error. I would strongly disagree with that noise. And maybe journalling isn’t as important as you are led to believe. :)

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1 Response to “/dev/sdb1 has been mounted 309 times without being checked, check forced”


  1. 1 MONODA 2008/06/25 at 3:25 AM

    mine has gotten to around 2000, no joke… by the way, journaling just makes fsck faster (which is the only + of ext3 over ext2, i think…) nothing to do will more prone to errors.


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