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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:48:58AM -0400, Mark Hertel wrote: 
> On 3/27/08, Brendan <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> But Linux does this when you've shut it down correctly. Windows only does it 
> when you've screwed up by turning off the power instead of an orderly 
> shutdown. 

Two things: 

First, the usual criteria for deciding on whether or not to do a 
full fsck is either N mounts, or T days, since the last fsck. 

Second, if you want to change this behavior, you can. 

Useful things to try: 

- run fsck manually 
- run fsck automatically at shutdown time instead of startup 
- use a journalling filesystem (ext3, xfs, jfs...) which will 
  reduce fsck times immensely 


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