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Johanne M.A. Lim

Johanne M.A. Lim

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Hi guys,

Is there a way to disable fsck_hfs checking upon boot?

I've recently been getting these really long progress bars upon booting my OSX 10.6.8 (MacBook Pro) and when I checked in verbose mode, I saw that fsck_hfs was trying to fix my drive during boot.

Thus takes so much time since it takes 3 passes before it actually gives up and loads the OS.

I've looked for the rc.boot and didn't find any, maybe you have a way to disable fsck running at boot time? Is there a log file somewhere that I can delete to prevent the fsck from happening at boot?

PS. I've tried renaming fsck_hfs in sbin to see if that will do the trick and simply didn't work as it didn't load OSX. So that option's out.

Thanks in advance.

Gringo Vermelho

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You're seeing fsck because it always runs when booting in verbose mode.

If normal non-verbose mode boot is taking too long, run console.app and check timestamps in kernel.log/system.log to track down the issue.

I should be surprised if fsck is also running in non-verbose mode.

Boot with your installation DVD, run Disk Utility and do a drive repair.

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