On Tue, 25 Jan 2000 16:36:38 GMT
Kathryn Cassidy (User Account) <hellbunnie at irelands-web.ie> wrote:
| Broadcast message from root (0) Tue Jan 25 17:15:48
| The system is going down for system halt NOW !!
| But the machine stays up. If I hit enter again after
| issuing the shutdown command I'm returned to the bash
| prompt. Nothing appears on the monitor attached to the
| linux box either. It appears to be cheerfully ignoring
| my shutdown command.
| I know there's a -k option for shutdown which makes it
| send the message but not actually shutdown, but I'm not
| using it. Is it possible to specify that you can't
| remotely shutdown the machine or something? If so,
| where would I change this?
| Any ideas?
If I had to guess, I'd say that init has snuffed it.
umount everything you can, kill every non-required process,
mount -o remount,ro anything that wouldn't umount and then
sync ; reboot -f
This _will_ leave dirty mounts behind it, but is marginally kinder that using
OTOH, any ideas for jump starting init? Anyone?
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