Re: Kill Power vs. Clean Shutdown
Depends on whether or not you have swap. If you do, there is a SMALL
possibility that you could power down during a write to the swap
artition and that you would get a spurious write that could trash the
partition data -- or even real data.
I usually use ''poweroff -f' It takes all of about 3-10 seconds with
Knoppix 5.0.1, and ensures that there
are no spurious writes.
Tim Ross wrote:
If you're running the Live CD and don't have any external devices
mounted, can you power the machine down with the on/off button rather
than do a clean shutdown without hurting anything?
Since we're dealing with a RAM disk, I'd think nothing would get
"hurt" by killing the power (and it would be faster)...
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