During the boot process, a disk check can be run, but during this process there is no indication or detailed information available to gauge how far along the process is.
Is there a way to display any information that would indicate how far along it is?
This is more a problem for server environments, rather then desktop environments. Looking for information around 10.04 LTS.
Not really - the amount of time left is a function of how many problems are on the part of the filesystem that hasn't yet been checked. See
-C [ fd ]
Display completion/progress bars for those filesystem checkers (currently only for ext2 and
ext3) which support them. Fsck will manage the filesystem checkers so that only one of them
will display a progress bar at a time. GUI front-ends may specify a file descriptor fd, in
which case the progress bar information will be sent to that file descriptor.