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Re: [vox-tech] Unwanted ReBoot
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Re: [vox-tech] Unwanted ReBoot



--- Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> On Tue 03 Jun 03,  1:26 PM, Jim Angstadt
> <jimajima9@yahoo.com> said:
> > 
> > --- Rob Rogers <rob@wizardstower.net> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 12:32:57PM -0700,
> > > Angstadt wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > --- Jim Angstadt <jimajima9@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > > > > --- "Mark K. Kim"
> <markslist@cbreak.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > > On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Jim Angstadt
> wrote:

<snip>

> > Jim
> 
> 1. have you actually looked at your logs yet?

Yes.  /var/log/messages has 8 "shutdown:"
messages.  1 is reboot and 7 are halt.  This is
in sync with what I've done today, up to the time
I looked.

> 
> 2. try sending this guy a private email and ask
> him if he ever found the answer to his problem:
> 
http://www.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=b3e6ba6021e8a3f2&rnum=7

msg sent.  waiting answer.

> 
> 3. see if this helps:
> 
>
http://www.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=61912e619f4f06af&rnum=30

There were several ideas here.  Alas, none
helped.

Idea 1:
/sbin/reboot
/sbin/halt
/sbin/shutdown

All match the description in your cited msg.

Idea 2:
The halt script seems to end with a command
ending in -p (for powerdown).
(a poster in cited msg did not have a -p.  but
when he added one, that was no help.)

Idea 3:
I'm doing shutdown from runlevel 3 not 5.

> 
> 
> 4. boot into single user mode.  run "halt"
> and/or "telinit 0" from the prompt.

I'm still researching how to do this.

> 
> 5. become root, then run "halt".

shutdown seems normal.  ends with 'System
halted'.
I do a physical power off (holding button for 1-2
seconds) and see more text briefly and then
bootup.

I repeat the above and the system hangs at
"Sending processes the TERM signal...".  physical
power off.

[ please note, I'm aware of the 5 second delay
after "Sending...".  I've always waited at least
a minute; sometimes as long as 30 minutes. Once
it's past the 5 sec delay, it's fully hung. ]

I repeat the above and system ends with "System
halted".  A quick power button press yields a
brief screen of text and then the system is off.

I repeat the above and the system hangs at
"Sending processes the TERM signal...".  physical
power off.

I repeat the above and system ends with "System
halted".  A quick power button press yields a
brief screen of text and then the system reboots.

[ this is clearly inconsistent, but why? ]

> 
> 6. from the default runlevel, type:
> 
>    telinit 1
> 
>    then
> 
>    telinit 0
> 
>    see if it hangs when you try to go from 5 to
> 1, or if it hangs if you
>    try to go from 1 to 0.

telinit 1 shuts down some processes.  
the last msg is 'Sending processes the TERM
signal...'. 
Then I get a 'sh-2.05b#' prompt and am NOT able
to enter commands.
( This also happened earlier today under a
simular situation. )
I do a physical power off.

telinit 0 by itself leads to a reboot.

> 
> 7. what was the last administrative thing you
> did before the problem
> appeared?

That would be the -Fr options for shutdown and
the fsck options mentioned in my initial post.
I realized it should not be relavant here.

This box was purchased in Feb 2003.  The RH 8.0
install went smoothly.  I did some configuration
for /etc/hosts and related home network stuff.
I tried to get gnome-pilot working, including a
usb change to the kernel.  Then the -Fr and fsch
stuff.  Later I mounted some NFS trees from
another home box (rh 9.0).

I really have not done much with the box.  
My wife uses it for web sites and yahoo email
mainly.

---

Thanks to all who have responded today.

I'll pick up my shield tomorrow for another round
of head-butting.

Jim

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