also sprach Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002.08.06.0223 +0200]: > > unless /var is mounted, /sbin/shutdown won't work. so your only > > options are a cold/warm reset or an exit to the shell, which will > > result in a kernel panic. in both cases is the disk not unmounted > > properly. > > Hmm... I guess my normal shutdown has been /sbin/reboot. :-) same thing. a hardlink if i remember correctly. > But more seriously, unless a user has a large collections of > partitions usually /var will be mounted at that time. /var is the partition that has more of a reason to be a separate partition than anything else! > should already know how to deal with it. (I know I should not say > that because everyone has their own favorite methods of partitioning > disk space and mounting them. No need to flail on that horse here.) i am not flaming. i merely consider it good practice, while rescueing, to make sure not to damage your system further. in fact, i usually mount-rw, do the change, immediately mount-ro. -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck a c programmer asked whether computers have buddha's nature. as the answer, the master did "rm -rf" on the programmer's home directory. and then the c programmer became enlightened...
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