How to turn off the filesystem check message which occures while booting
Silencing boot messages
You should be able to achieve this with the kernel parameter
loglevel= All Kernel Messages with a loglevel smaller than the console loglevel will be printed to the console. It can also be changed with klogd or other programs. The loglevels are defined as follows: 0 (KERN_EMERG) system is unusable 1 (KERN_ALERT) action must be taken immediately 2 (KERN_CRIT) critical conditions 3 (KERN_ERR) error conditions 4 (KERN_WARNING) warning conditions 5 (KERN_NOTICE) normal but significant condition 6 (KERN_INFO) informational 7 (KERN_DEBUG) debug-level messages quiet [KNL] Disable most log messages
I am not sure at exactly what level this would be hidden (or how quiet you would like your boot to be).
reboot your computer, and at the grub menu hit
e to edit the boot parameters.
scroll down to the end of the
linux... line using the arrow keys
loglevel parameter or
quiet to the end of that line. example:
linux /vmlinuz-4.4.0-21.generic.efi.signed root=/dev/mapper/encrypted ro loglevel=4
linux /vmlinuz-4.4.0-21.generic.efi.signed root=/dev/mapper/encrypted ro quiet
when done editing, proceed to boot by pressing
To do this, edit
edit the line:
uncomment it if needed, and add the desired log level or quiet -- for example
remove fsck from initramfs
fsck is run by default by the initramfs. by removing it and having systemd run fsck we will be able to redirect the output.
man initramfs and wiki.ubuntu.com/Initramfs for more info on removing fsck from the ramfs.
From the arch wiki:
Now copy the files systemd-fsck-root.service and [email protected] located at /usr/lib/systemd/system/ to /etc/systemd/system/ and edit them, configuring StandardOutput and StandardError like this:
In Ubuntu, these files are both located in
If the file system is not checked by the initramfs during boot, systemd-fsck-root.service will automatically be run.
see http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/wily/man8/[email protected]
Removing Checking Disks From 20.04 Boot
The command line option
fsck.mode=skip can be used to skip the disk check when booting Ubuntu 20.04.
Checking disks: 0% complete may still come up but fsck will not be run, nor will boot time be increased.
fsck.mode=skip to the
linux line in grub.cfg just before
It is recommended to add the command to grub.cfg by editing /etc/default/grub thus:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="fsck.mode=skip quiet splash" and then run
I have had this problem with a Live USB but not with an installed system.
The command line option
fsck.mode=skip can also be used to skip the disk check on persistent USB drives.
Checking disks: 0% complete will still come up but fsck will not be run, nor will boot time be increased.
mkusb After the Persistent USB drive is created, open /boot/grub/grub.cfg as root.
fsck.mode=skipto the Persistent menuentry thus:
linux ($root)/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed maybe-ubiquity fsck.mode=skip quiet splash persistent ---
- Newer versions of mkusb already include this fix
UNetbootin After creating the boot drive, open /boot/grub/grub.cfg as root.
fsck.mode=skipto the first menuentry for (UEFI boot mode).
Open syslinux.cfg as root and add
fsck.mode=skipto the default menuentry for (BIOS boot mode).
Rufus After creating the boot drive, open /boot/grub/grub.cfg as root.
fsck.mode=skipto the Default menuentry for (UEFI boot mode).
Open /isolinux/txt.cfg as root and add
fsck.mode=skipto the "Try Ubuntu without installing" menuentry, (for BIOS boot mode).
The Try Ubuntu / Install Ubuntu screen can be removed from BIOS boot by overwriting syslinux.cfg with:
default persistent label persistent say Booting an Ubuntu Persistent session... kernel /casper/vmlinuz append file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent initrd=/casper/initrd quiet splash noprompt --