I noticed that a new button appeared in the GUI: “reboot and check filesystem” in System > Shutdown.
What actions are triggered by this button and when is it (not) recommended to use it? Does it start a “fsck” command or check if all the files are present with the right permissions?
It’s to update the wiki.
I haven’t found any description of it in the blog or bugzilla.
clicking “Reboot and check filesystem” does the following:
- ipfirereboot runs this command:
/sbin/shutdown -F -r now
The option “-F” then forces a file system check by fsck (via
/forcefsck) at the next startup.
This can be helpful if, for example, IPFire was not shut down cleanly due to a power failure. But unfortunately this won’t fix permission or configuration issues.
Thank you for this clear answer !