I'm trying to use Ubuntu 10.04/32 in an embedded environment with no keyboard attached. Power interruption is expected and happening quite often. Right now I get a splashscreen requiring some keyboard input, if some ext3 partition gets corrupted. I need that to be handled automatically, without any user input. What is the best strategy for dealing with this?
Edit the fstab entries to disable fsck:
The important part is 'defaults 0 0' - that will mount it without doing checks and is the same on ext3.
For when you are able to do a managed upgrade (and need to do the diskcheck) simply:
That will force the fsck just the once on the next reboot.
The best strategy is to prevent a disaster;