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Old 03-04-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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System hangs on FDD writes


I am trying to copy files to a FDD for an installation process. The files copy, but the system hangs (does not accept mouse or keyboard input). I am forced to hard-boot the system to recover... and of course I get those FS errors related to bad shutdown/irregular unmount. On reboot, the FDD is fine & works.

This happens everytime I dd to /dev/fd0

[landrew@localhost landrew]$ dd if=ptisxutils-1.30-0.23.i386.rpm of=/dev/fd0
1013+1 records in
1013+1 records out
[landrew@localhost landrew]$ _


1) Am I doing anything wrong (assuming the filenames are correct of course)?

2) What am I doing wrong?

3) Does RHL have have a way to kill active processes? (In W2k ctrl-alt-del --> TaskManager would resolve this)
Old 03-04-2004, 10:19 PM   #2
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Seriously, what is the best way to resolve an application or system freeze?

Old 03-04-2004, 10:21 PM   #3
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With regards to the w2k Task Manager, I'm using SuSE 9 and KDE and I can get a "Process List" by pressing Ctrl-Esc. From there you can kill processes just like windows.


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