FSCK is running every boot on Ubuntu 16.04. How can I prevent this from happening? I've searched boot parameters and don't see any parameter setting this to be run on boot. Also, there is no /forcefsck file.

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In /etc/fstab, for every entry, change the last parameter (a digit, usually 0, 1, or 2) to 0

  • 1 will run fsck first on this partition at boot
  • 2 will run fsck next after 1 at boot
  • 0 will not run fsck on boot

According to the fstab documentation:

Controls the order in which fsck checks the device/partition for errors at boot time. The root device should be 1. Other partitions should be 2, or 0 to disable checking.

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