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When working remotely I set a server to force an fsck at boot time with the sudo touch /forcefsck command and rebooted.

After it restarted I checked in /var/log/fsck for the results of the disk check.
Both checkfs and checkroot said: Nothing has been logged yet

So where is it saving the results?

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Having the same problem on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I found the fsck log in /var/log/boot.log. –  user143312 Mar 25 '13 at 16:01
Having same problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. –  Nate Apr 2 at 21:17

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Possibly you are affected by this bug: "Does not log fsck invocations in /var/log/fsck/"

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Most likely. Shouldn't be surprised anymore that it's probably not going to be addressed... –  Bart Silverstrim May 22 '12 at 15:33
This affects us in a very negative manner as well - we're on EC2 and when servers reboot we need details of things like this. How can this possibly be considered a 'wishlist' item? This is core functionality, and it's broken. –  tamale Nov 13 '13 at 15:11
Wow, Ubuntu really is crap. Is there some workaround? –  dan3 Dec 3 '13 at 7:05

For Ubuntu 14.xx:

I found some fsck logs in /var/log/upstart/mountall.log.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. ;-) There used to be a bug in 11.10 at the time, so your answer on a new system right now doesn't add any value to this 3 year old question. For the future: look at a question's date and whether there already is an answer. ;-) –  Fabby Mar 30 at 9:56
@Fabby but for future visitors it still might be useful, I think? The version is given (@Shay do you mean 14.04 or 14.10?) and therefore I would say it is a valid answer, although it might not help the OP (who found a solution 3 years ago...) –  Byte Commander Mar 30 at 15:00
I've added a tag to help search engines show this as an old question. –  NGRhodes Mar 30 at 15:18
Absolutely right! :-) That's why I just left a comment. For the record: I didn't down-vote! ;-) –  Fabby Mar 31 at 7:38

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