I assume too much sometimes. Fstab/fsck


I found a random site with a walkthrough to automount partitions/drives. I followed it and it worked.

I’m doing some background reading “what does this do?” And realized I added to a number that has no meaning/is incorrect

I need to go back and change the fsck from 3 and 4 to 0 (for each drive i was thinking i needed to “rank” them)

0 means fsck is disabled, 1 is for the root drive and indicates it should be done first, 2 is for everything else.

Also, you should be aware that no all filesystems support fsck.

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The sixth field (fs_passno).

This field is used by fsck(8) to determine the order in which filesystem checks are done at boot time. The root filesystem should be specified with a fs_passno of 1. Other filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2. Filesystems within a drive will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different drives will be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the hardware. Defaults to zero (don’t check the filesystem) if not present.