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Eliminate Slow Boots Because of Disk Checking

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If you have been using Ubuntu for a while, you probably know that after 30 boots Ubuntu runs a check on the hard disk. This “Fsck” check slows down booting a lot. AutoFsck runs the check on shutdown instead, and asks you if it is a good time first. If the occasional slow boot is a problem for you, AutoFsck is perfect.

The disk check runs has always been fairly quick on my two desktops, so it does not bother me.

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What if there is a power outage?

I get a lot of power outages in my building. This isn't really a good idea. After a power outage, I want to run a fsck at boot before my programs run and not at shutdown.

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