Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center

Go Back   FedoraForum.org > Community Lounge > Wibble
FedoraForum Search

Forgot Password? Join Us!

Wibble A place to have a sensible chat, about anything non linux related. Please remember that political and religious topics are not permitted.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10th October 2009, 05:31 PM
forkbomb Offline
Registered User
Join Date: May 2007
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,851
Does rebooting make anybody else nervous? (self-righteous rant)

So I just rebooted the CentOS server for the first time in... forever. Think it was about three months. Figured I better update the kernel and openssh at the very least.

A sizeable portion of the file system is encrypted. / and /boot aren't encrypted, but three (well, really four) mount points are on LUKS volumes - my storage partition, /home, and /tmp. So, of course, I need a monitor connected when I reboot it.

Except this time, things screwed up. I also have an external hard drive hooked up to it (for backups) - this happens to be LUKS-encrypted as well. I had an fstab entry specified, but the noauto option set. This was the first time I rebooted since encrypting the external and making an fstab entry for it.

Except... this time, on reboot, the OS wanted to run checks on all the fstab entries. Which meant it wanted to check my external's encrypted file system too. Since I didn't encrypt the drive at install time, when the boot process runs luksOpen on my other partitions, it doesn't run it on the external. Meaning that the system was trying to run fsck on a nonexistent dev node (as luksOpen hadn't been run to open the cryptosystem).

And, for some reason, / was mounted ro (even though mount told me it was rw). So I had to fire up the old LiveCD to comment out the offending line for my external in fstab. After that, order was restored. VMware Server 2's reconfiguration even went off without a hitch (that's a first).

Grr. Rant over.

Rebooting makes me annoyed. Bad enough that I have to hook a monitor up to it. Anybody else detest rebooting as much as I do?
Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2009, 07:53 PM
SteveGYBE Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, UK
Posts: 682
Ooh I don't know, in Corporate world it can be a useful tool of Defensive System Administration - before you do anything on a server, reboot it and see if it comes back. If it doesn't, you done nuffin' - It wasn't you that broke it!
Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2009, 08:21 PM
Dan Offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Paris, TX
Posts: 24,099
Ya know, it's all in a guy's perspective. Back when I was running Windows, I shut down the system every night, and usually rebooted at least once during the day, if not forced by a system crash, then for good measure just to avoid one. Now ... when either a thunderstorm or an update (Or the occasional lock-up. This sorry busted excuse for a motherboard barfs once in a while on concurrent video play and disk access.) forces me to reboot ... I get annoyed as the devil.

Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2009, 08:26 PM
beaker_ Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,718
Like Steve, I reboot it before I touch it, and I reboot it after I've finished. I know I shouldn't have to but we all know what 'thought' did and I've sat in that seat once already.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help close to nervous breakdown. nnythm Using Fedora 2 24th June 2009 05:48 AM
rant Liath Fedora Focus 2 24th April 2009 12:39 AM
Nervous amateur seeks VPN hand-holding! hawthornbush Servers & Networking 0 10th October 2008 10:54 AM
make: *** No rule to make target `Rules.make'. Stop. idk666 Using Fedora 21 7th March 2007 12:08 AM

Current GMT-time: 06:41 (Friday, 18-08-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat