[oclug]Problems Shutting Down Mandrake 9.0
dk932 at freenet.carleton.ca
Sat Nov 30 14:05:29 EST 2002
I have recently installed Mandrake 9.0, and have been unable to shut the system down properly. The problem seems to arise with the /net directory.
When I attempt to shut down the computer (shutdown –h now), the standard shutdown sequence begins, but halts after “Unmounting NFS filesystems.” The unmount claims to succeed [OK], but the shutdown process stops after that, and either halts or gives me a shell prompt again. The process after “Unmounting NFS filesystems” in /etc/rc.d/rc0.d is “random.” I tried changing the shutdown order, so that “netfs stop” would execute earlier, and the shutdown process again halted after
“Unmounting NFS filesystems. [OK]”
I suspect that something might be wrong with the /net directory, as in the kernel shutdown messages mention thinks like “ignoring timeout request for active node /net”. Also, after this failed shutdown attempt, I am unable to enter or view the /net directory (even though it is on the same partition as other directories that I can enter). When I attempt to cd into the folder, the terminal freezes, and when I try to view it with ls, the program freezes, forcing me to kill it.
I have not mounted any remote file systems, and the only entry in my /etc/exports file is a basic export of the /home directory (I was planning on using this computer as a NFS server).
If you have any ideas as to what might be wrong, and how to fix it, I would be very grateful to hear them.
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