Originally Posted by JZL240I-U
It does, at least on my box. You might also umount the partition in question and simply run (e2)fsck...
Thanks for the info. wvdial.conf is in /etc and therefore (I assumed) likely on the root partition. Also, if something in the system "glitched," I figured it would be a good idea to check all partitions. That is why I suggested the -F option with shutdown
. Of course, one could overcome the "mounted partition" problem by using a live CD.
The only reason I questioned whether -F was an option is that, much to my surprise and horror, I discovered it was not an option on Ubuntu 6.10. Yet manually creating /forcefsck before reboot had the desired effect. Go figure ...