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Old 12-22-2002, 07:29 PM   #1
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Disconnecting a directory, and avoiding this problem.

Hi, running certain applications, mainly ones using 3D acceleration, my system locks up pretty badly, and I can't kill the application. The only three-finger-salute i know (ctrl-alt-backspace) doesn't work so I end up rebooting my system without unmounting. Usually it can automatically fix the errors when i come back, but this time it asked me to manually run fsck becuase of a disconnected directory. So i ran it and it asked me if i want to reconnect it, so i did. It tourns out that was my home directory so now i have 2 home directories adn modifying one will change the other. So now i know that disconnecting this directory won't cause me to lose data. so how would i disconnect this direcotry? and are there other tricks to avoid this?

also, (my linux is shareing my computer with winxp) whenver win XP crashes, it will cause the same thing to happen in my linux partition.

Old 12-23-2002, 02:11 AM   #2
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usuing a journaling filesystem is very important if
you are running software that crashes a lot. Its kind of
late for that now, but do it next time.

you should back up your home directory just incase you
mess it up

from root
tar clfvpz - home > home.tgz

if the extra link is a soft link, you can
rm the link.


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