From: Anton Mc Kee (amk at domain broadcom.ie)
Date: Thu 27 Jul 2000 - 11:54:34 IST
You should try a shutdown -rf now which reboots but skips a fschk. Mind you
that being said there is a reason it does a fschk and that to prevent nasrty
problems later on.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of Dave
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 11:37 AM
> To: Irish Linux Users Group
> Subject: [ILUG] Making sure a box reboots
> I need to reboot one oy my boxes in dublin and last time i did this, it
> went into maintenance mode and asked for root to run fsck.
> Is there any way to know before hand if this is going to happen?
> I've just ran fsck.ext2 -n /dev/sda* and two of the partitions are showing
> "Block bitmap differences", plus theres the usualy scattering of zero time
> inodes as well.
> About the best I was thinking, is to kick everyone off, kill every
> non-essntial process and the unmount some of the partitions and run fsck
> on them before the reboot, but the problem is that the / partition is the
> one reporting the most potential problems.
> Can I know for certain? or should I just wait until I can have somebody
> standing in front of the box while it reboots?
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