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Old 06-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #16
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followup for everyone


the reason for the issue way back when was because the hard drive was about to take a dive. it ended up crashing soon after. It should have been a knock in the face for me to clue in. im no good at clues apparently.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #17
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I don't know how you reached this thread, or why you thought you should post to it, but it was answered three YEARS ago.
It is DEAD and should be left to rest in peace.
tredegar, i don't know why you think old posts are not useful. The conversation can and should go on. This thread is still relevant, because it contains useful info.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 01:47 PM   #18
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tredegar, i don't know why you think old posts are not useful. The conversation can and should go on. This thread is still relevant, because it contains useful info.
Old threads can be useful.

But old threads are just that. Old, and out of date.

For example at post #8 I suggested (in 2005)
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You can reboot and force fsck to run as it reboots if you use shutdown -Fr in a console.
which fixed the problem at the time.

But because the way linux has matured over the years, this is no longer valid advice, and that command will not now work. (You'll need to use touch /forcefsck; reboot now).

So, old threads are best left in peace. Things move on, and change.

By all means read old threads (LQ never deletes them), but please don't resurrect them, because other people, and search engines, may erroneously interpret them as "current", when they are not.

I hope this explains the situation.

Best wishes.
 
  


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