View Full Version : [ubuntu] Best procedure after hard shutdown?

March 2nd, 2009, 05:45 AM
Hi all,

Been using Ubunu 8.10 since about late October '08. Really love it and its my main OS now but now and then I have to do a forced hard shutdown. Its only once every month or two but its annoying. It happened today after backing up my documents via external usb drive (NTFS formatted). I unmounted the drive first (always like to do this in case of shutdown probs) then shutdown my system. It froze at that point and I had to to a reset.

I'm very careful with my system and use UPS (battery backup) to keep everything as safe as possible but this hard shutdown issue still occurs sometimes but not often.

Anyway, as a result, I just did an Acronis image restore (also have Clonezilla images) then restored my documents from a backup and all is fine.

Is that the best option, to just do an image restore or is there another way? The hard shutdowns bother me as I haven't had one in Windows for a couple of years but they are more common in Ubuntu.

March 2nd, 2009, 05:53 AM
Better for the os than hitting the kill button...
Hold down the ALT+SysRq(PrintScreen) keys and type in-

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