The standard upgrade in Ubuntu recently changed the kernel from 4.15.0-45 #48 to 4.15.0-46 #49. Modest change, eh?
But I have seen two changes that puzzle me.
After GRUB but before I get the Ubuntu Loading page, this message is on the screen:
/dev/sdb1: clean, 362525 / 26427392 files, 12719110 / xxxxx (no time to write them all down) blocks
I thought this was a warning to run e2fsck, which I did from a different mount point. It’s still there.
Is Ubuntu telling me something?
Ubuntu now loads slower, and there is a loading script (now I have a snappy slice!) that runs next to the lights (there used to be five, now four).
Is this normal?
It is all mildly annoying and easily ignored, IF (important IF) there is nothing behind it.
i found a couple different sources (links 1 and 2 below) that say this is just an informational message and nothing to worry about. i booted into my 3 different partitions just to check and got a similar message when booting debian. the couple of times my system has needed me to fsck the partition i was trying to boot into, it dropped me into a terminal (busybox if i recall correctly) and did not proceed to load the operating system.