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Old 03-22-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Random System Reboot/Hang

I have a generic system w/ dual win98/RH9, and I have the same problem on both OS's. System either freezes/hangs or reboots randomly.

I scanned for viruses (Win 98) and tried to fix IRQ conflicts (Win 98), but I don't know how to in RH9. This problem suddenly started a few weeks back, but I've owned the system for about 3 years now. I also have a new hardware modem running on COM 1. Is it gradual hardware failure? How do I know what's failing? And how do I check for IRQ conflicts in RH9?

Old 03-22-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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Log in as root, change permissions on shutdown, halt and ctrlaltdel files located in the /sbin directory. chmod 000 these files. This would prevent another program such as init,
from calling reboot or shutdown by itself.

If this solves the problem, possibly move these files if not statically linked to libs, which I dont think they are, move these three files to another safe directory till you can figure out why this is happenning.

of course chmod 750 them back when "if" you call shutdown from the shell or UI.

maybe don't move them just chmod 000.


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