How to force filesystem check during the boot on RHEL7 or later?

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  • Creating the files /forcefsck and /fsckoptions doesn't work on RHEL7 or later.
  • How to force filesystem check during boot time, using systemd?
  • How to answer yes, to all questions by fsck automatically during boot time?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

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