From time to time, a file system check is forced when booting. This can take a long time. While I normally want these checks to happen, they can come at a bad time sometimes.
Is there anything I can do to skip an ongoing check? (It would ideally make the check the next time I boot.)
I think I remember having used a system where it said
press <something> to skip, but I might be mistaken. At least on Debian I can’t spot anything like that while the check runs. Is there a key that works anyway?
Could I shutdown the PC, or would it damage something? However, it wouldn’t really help if the check starts again then.
(I know that there are solutions for skipping it for the next boot, or for selecting a different GRUB entry that doesn’t force these checks, but I’m looking for a solution that can help me when the check already started.)