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Old 12-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
vijay_babu1981
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Linux Boot Problem after power failure


Hi,

I am running some headless systems (without keyboard/monitor etc) using Fedora 10 Linux operating system installed on a USB flash with no hard disk. These are intel atom based systems with intel motherboards.

I have two types of USB flash. Sandisk and Transcend.

The systems with Transcend flash, do not power up cleanly when I press the power button if the system was uncleanly shut down by a power failure. The boot procedure stops and says it cannot find a bootable device and asks for ctrl+alt+del. When I press ctrl+alt+del it powers up this time. The Sandisk system has not shown such a problem.

Can anyone out there tell me what's wrong? Can it be a BIOS setting problem, or is linux boot system gets corruption due to unclean shutdown? But why doesn't it affect Sandisk systems? What can it be?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 12-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by vijay_babu1981 View Post
Hi,

I am running some headless systems (without keyboard/monitor etc) using Fedora 10 Linux operating system installed on a USB flash with no hard disk. These are intel atom based systems with intel motherboards.

I have two types of USB flash. Sandisk and Transcend.

The systems with Transcend flash, do not power up cleanly when I press the power button if the system was uncleanly shut down by a power failure. The boot procedure stops and says it cannot find a bootable device and asks for ctrl+alt+del. When I press ctrl+alt+del it powers up this time. The Sandisk system has not shown such a problem.

Can anyone out there tell me what's wrong? Can it be a BIOS setting problem, or is linux boot system gets corruption due to unclean shutdown? But why doesn't it affect Sandisk systems? What can it be?

Thanks for any help!

Regards,
Too many different things it could be to speculate.

First, if you shut down uncleanly..DON'T. There's a reason you don't just yank power off a running system, the foremost being it causes (or CAN cause), problems. Chances are, the sandisk flash has some sort of buffer, cache, or whatever, that handles things better than the transcend. It's not a BIOS setting issue.
 
  


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