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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? - (I'll add that this was on an 11.10 server)

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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

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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
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Wow, Ubuntu really is crap. Is there some workaround? –  dan3 Dec 3 '13 at 7:05

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