How to skip or bypass fsck on reboot / system startup?

Daniel Urstöger
25-03-2013 14:25

There are a few ways to make this happen, the simplest way is to reboot the machine with this command:

shutdown -rf now

 

Specifically for Debian you can also do this:

touch /fastboot

 

The bit more complicated way is to add fastboot as kernel parameter. This can be either done by editing it live when the server boots up or by changing your grub config /boot/grub/grub.conf. Search for menuentry and look for the part "linux" and add fastboot like in this example:

 

linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=UUID=6ba7e075-d8cf-4839-xxxx ro  quiet fastboot

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