[arch-general] Shutdown and reboot not working after last weekend update
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Tue Jun 12 16:26:36 EDT 2012
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On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Victor Silva <vfbsilva at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a ubuntu livecd with gparted lets see what happens. About using
> thesystem as root. I only run pacman related commands as root have a user
> I use for mostly day tasks. This user is *NOT* on sudo, basically cause I
> like to enforce my self to login as root and think about what I'm doing.
> Also sudo is cumbersome to use in some instances as buil-in commands are
> not avaliable.
> So the only thing I've run as root was the pacman -Syu and followed the
> arch announces regarding the updates. Nothing bad there I'mho. And the
> problem I'm facing now has nothing to do with my system usage. Imho either
> I have a bad sector or something went broken for some instances of the
> system like mine or the other guy who also reported on the forums.
> 2012/6/12 Attila Vangel <vangel.attila at gmail.com>
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Attila
> > 2012/6/12 Victor Silva <vfbsilva at gmail.com>:
> > <snip>
> > > 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.
> > <snip>
> > > 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
> > 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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