[LON-CAPA-admin] update to didn't work!

Nathan Schoenack nathan.schoenack at ndsu.nodak.edu
Tue Aug 24 10:24:17 EDT 2004

Understood.  I'll let you know how it goes...


-----Original Message-----
From: lon-capa-admin-admin at mail.lon-capa.org
[mailto:lon-capa-admin-admin at mail.lon-capa.org]On Behalf Of Gerd
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 9:11 AM
To: lon-capa-admin at mail.lon-capa.org
Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-admin] update to didn't work!

Hi Nathan,

On Aug 24, 2004, at 9:44 AM, Nathan Schoenack wrote:

> Are there any advanced sort of checks to find out if it is actually a
> filesystem problem and not something else?

# /sbin/shutdown -rF now

will run fsck on reboot while the machine is still in single user. If 
it finds anything wrong, it will ask you to login as root and drop you 
to a single-user command shell. You can then run fsck with advanced and 
repair options.

There is no filesystem check utility while the machine is running in 
normal multi user mode - that would be much too risky.

If fsck comes back fine, it's another problem - you don't loose 
anything by running fsck, you can just eliminate one possible source of 

But a non-running "vi" is an indicator of something very fishy on the 
box ...

- Gerd.

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