Ubuntu Linux error - fsck died with exit status 1

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Recently I’ve noticed an error:

fsck died with exit status 1

I’ve total 3 hard disk drive connected to my desktop system. Ubuntu hides many details behind its GUI startup screen (read as splash screen).

Now I need to find out which file system is causing error. After digging around boot process files I found a script called checkfs.sh located at /etc/init.d/ directory. It checks all filesystems for error using fsck command and logs message to a file called /var/log/fsck/checkfs.

So all I need to do is check this file using less or vi command:

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