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    Default Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    Ok, I searched the forum, and couldn't find anything like this.

    So I will post.

    At times, on shutdown, you can see the system trying to dismount root (/) then console displays a message (I hope it is ok to shutdown) and then it halts, reboots, or shuts down.

    However, on reboot, the system seems to go through the boot process VERY slow, and seems to get stuck, and if you hit keys it starts moving along (when you hit ESCAPE in the splashy bootup phase you can see the console, and can also do this on logout splashy).

    I have a feeling the logout or halt or something is wrong.. and it is is corrupting a partition on logout, so on login, it bombs.

    Maybe its the swap or root / not getting shutdown properly.

    Anyone seen this happen with their system?

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

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    I have seen the same, or very similar, thing on my HP Pavilion dv6000.
    I'm using ext2 or ext3 or something for /boot and xfs for / and /home if
    that makes any difference (doubt you're using those) and am on opensuse
    11.1 x86_64. On every bootup it seems hung (looking at console) and
    will stay there for several minutes if nothing is done to intervene
    (that's as long as I've been patient enough to wait) and if I press
    [Enter] over and over (and perhaps any other key) progress is made and
    things will advance nicely. Shutdown seems to have a similar issue.
    This all seems to happen while it's working on mounting filesystems and
    the like before the runlevel parts are going. I haven't managed to get
    all of the messages off the screen yet or find anything else on it but
    it's definitely annoying, though as long as I don't reboot or remember
    to press [Enter] a few dozen times going down or coming up all is well
    otherwise.

    Good luck





    Kilzool wrote:
    > Ok, I searched the forum, and couldn't find anything like this.
    >
    > So I will post.
    >
    > At times, on shutdown, you can see the system trying to dismount root
    > (/) then console displays a message (I hope it is ok to shutdown) and
    > then it halts, reboots, or shuts down.
    >
    > However, on reboot, the system seems to go through the boot process
    > VERY slow, and seems to get stuck, and if you hit keys it starts moving
    > along (when you hit ESCAPE in the splashy bootup phase you can see the
    > console, and can also do this on logout splashy).
    >
    > I have a feeling the logout or halt or something is wrong.. and it is
    > is corrupting a partition on logout, so on login, it bombs.
    >
    > Maybe its the swap or root / not getting shutdown properly.
    >
    > Anyone seen this happen with their system?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    So, what did this mean
    when you hit ESCAPE in the splashy bootup phase you can see the console, and can also do this on logout splashy
    You don't tell, what you have seen there .

    Just an idea:

    Are the entries for the root partition identical in /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab? If not, replace the entry in fstab by that of the grub entry.

    This is a very spare answer to a very compressed question...

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    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by vetti View Post
    You don't tell, what you have seen there .
    And that is not very nice. Is it doing fsck by the way?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    GUEST WROTE (ab@novell.com):

    I have seen the same, or very similar, thing on my HP Pavilion dv6000.
    I'm using ext2 or ext3 or something for /boot and xfs for / and /home if
    that makes any difference (doubt you're using those) and am on opensuse
    11.1 x86_64. On every bootup it seems hung (looking at console) and
    will stay there for several minutes if nothing is done to intervene
    (that's as long as I've been patient enough to wait) and if I press
    [Enter] over and over (and perhaps any other key) progress is made and
    things will advance nicely. Shutdown seems to have a similar issue.
    This all seems to happen while it's working on mounting filesystems and
    the like before the runlevel parts are going. I haven't managed to get
    all of the messages off the screen yet or find anything else on it but
    it's definitely annoying, though as long as I don't reboot or remember
    to press [Enter] a few dozen times going down or coming up all is well
    otherwise.

    Good luck

    -----------------------------------END OF Guest comment.

    KILZOOL's reply:

    Thanks, I already reverted back to 11.0 - x86_64 and no problems like that in this version.

    I had the same system basically (dv6810us), and used x86_64, and used (swap , / ext3, /home ext3, used /local ext3)

    As mentioned in my first post, on logout, shutdown, reboot (can't remember which), I hit ESCAPE to clear the splashy, so I could see the console doing its procedure. I saw one thing that I think might be causing the problem, it was "unmounting /" - "couldn't umount /" "Hope it is ok to shutdown".

    Then it would shutdown or reboot.. ofcourse, after that, the system would boot as described above.

    I disliked "giving up" so soon, but I needed a working copy that runs fairly flawless, so I did have to revert back to 11.0.

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    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    And that is not very nice. Is it doing fsck by the way?

    No, neither on logout or boot, was it doing fsck.

    So I did. I rebooted, ran Recovery Console, fsck all the linux partitions (besides swap) and rebooted.

    That seem to work, but then on shutdown or reboot, would have the same problem booting up.

    So I tried Repair Installed System, and it found no problems except when it went to the fsck linux partitions, and found problems.

    So it has something to do with the reboot/shutdown process..
    and that darn "umounting /" "couldn't umount /" "Hope it is OK to shutdown/reboot".

    I think that is what Guest (ab@novell.com) is having too.

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    Default Re: Logout - dismounting of root / - then reboot

    ab@novell.com -> Did you ever get your 11.1 working on your HP dv?

    If so, mind elaborating what you found out?

    As stated earlier, I reverted back to 11.0 KDE 3.5.X


    Thanks buddy.

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