Re: emergency shutdown?
Yeah, I realise that I'll need to think about the power management
issue. But, back to the more immediate problem. No, I don't have a
rescue disk (for either Windows or Linux, something else I'll need to
sort out...) so what do you mean by 'Your Debian installation medium
will function as one'? I don't have the CD's the thing was installed
from intially - it was bought mail order with everything pre-installed.
P Prince wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Simon R Tod wrote:
> > My laptop's been left on for the past 48 hours. When I came back to it
> > this morning it was very hot, the fan was kicking in evert minute or two
> This is a bad sign on its own. Were the fans blocked? Do you have power
> management setup properly?
> > and everything was working really slowly.... It's now just ceased up
> > completely. The text has disappeared off my xterm and I can't get any
> > movement out of the mouse. I don't see how I can do anything but just
> > turn the power off, leave it for a few hours to cool down then reboot.
> Hey, it happens. Often. The results are no worse than a Windows hard-reboot,
> and luckily our 'scandisk' (fsck) is much more robust.
> > Ouch I don't like that idea. The problem is, I was in the process of
> > upgrading my kernel - all I've got left to do is alter my /etc/lilo.conf
> > file, run lilo, and shutdown. Because I hadn't altered the config file
> > will it just reboot anyway, using the old kernel? What worries me is
> Sure it will. If not, use your rescue disk. You do have a rescue disk, right?
> No? Your Debian installation medium will function as one.
> /sbin/lilo copies the kernel to the MBR (or other boot sector), and if you
> don't run it after upgrading a kernel, your changes don't take effect.
> > that in the process of installing the kernel, apt-get set up / applied
> > (whatever the right terminology is!) a boot block. Is this going to
> I am not familiar with this.
> > prevent the thing from rebooting? And if so, so I don't reach the boot
> > message that allows me to pick the Debian or Windows OS', is there
> > anything I can do?
> You can always use your rescue disk - either Linux or Windows.
> > TIA,
> > Simon.
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