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    Default Avoid buggy system when not properly shut down

    I have an old Mac Mini where I've installed Opensuse 13.1 "minimal x system". My goal is to install a plex media server and use the Mac Mini in my car to stream movies to the children's ipads.

    How can I avoid that the system becomes buggy when I shut down the car engine and the Mac Mini will be powered off without a proper shutdown procedure?

    Ivan

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    Default Re: Avoid buggy system when not properly shut down

    On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:06:02 +0000, eulaersivan wrote:

    > I have an old Mac Mini where I've installed Opensuse 13.1 "minimal x
    > system". My goal is to install a plex media server and use the Mac Mini
    > in my car to stream movies to the children's ipads.
    >
    > How can I avoid that the system becomes buggy when I shut down the car
    > engine and the Mac Mini will be powered off without a proper shutdown
    > procedure?


    It won't become "buggy" (ie, it won't have bugs introduced into the
    system), but it may well become unstable.

    A few options:

    1. Mount the filesystems read-only, and have the logs written to a tmpfs
    or ramdisk.

    2. Use a battery backup of some sort to keep it running, then detect
    that it's on battery and do a clean shutdown.

    3. Do a clean shutdown manually before you turn the car off.

    Jim
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