[arch-general] Shutdown and reboot not working after last weekend update

Attila Vangel vangel.attila at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 16:14:07 EDT 2012

Hi, I am not familiar with the problem, but I think the easiest way
(if you are not against graphical tools) is to grab a live cd (or
"live usb dongle") containing gparted (it's not a bad thing to have,
anyway), but I am not an expert at this.

What really surprises me is that you use your system as root !?! I
would not dare to do that. I tend to add my user to various groops
according to the arch wiki documentation where neeeded, and for the
other commands I think I can safely run as root I alias them to be
'sudo <command>', and I maintain this list of safe commands in
/etc/sudoers (edited by visudo (you can change the editor of it, just
google it)), so that these commands can be executed without entering
the password all the time... Maybe not the best thing still, but I
guess it's OK with me.


2012/6/12 Victor Silva <vfbsilva at gmail.com>:
> Folks after the last upgrade I can no longer shutdown nor reboot my machine
> (I'm using it as root). The command simply hangs and nothing happens.

> I was asked to perform a fsck which failed.It reported /dev/sda5 was
> mounted. Is there any proper way I should use to call fsck? I did create a
> /fsck file on / is there other more appropriate command to do it? Problably
> you asked for my fstab expecting an error like this right? Would it be
> better to run fsck from a livecd?
> regards,
> Victor

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