Error Message On Shutdown

Scot Mc Pherson scot at
Wed Jun 18 09:01:24 PDT 2003

Bill's LFS Login wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Jason Van Cleve wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is the most irritating thing about my LFS system.  Whenever
>> something goes wrong [...]
>> press enter, it doesn't continue.  I just see an escape sequence for the
>> enter key, and the system continues to hang.  So I have to reset the
>> machine manually, and then I have to wait like eight minutes for my
>> improperly unmounted hard drives to scan.
>> Why does this happen, and how can I avoid it?  It makes me growl in
>> anger.
> It happens because the tty settings are not effective. Just hit
> <Ctl-j> and it should continue with no problem.
>> Thanks,
>> --Jason Van Cleve
You can also write the rc scripts to avoid such a lock up by using more
resilient error correction/recovery logic.

Scot Mc Pherson
Linux From Scratch
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