: I shut the machine down 2 different ways. I use RH6.0 and mostly use the
: shutdown feature in Enlightenment, or I type'shutdown -h now' it at the command
: I know shutdown is OK, and assume that the Enlightenment feature is just an
: alias to the same thing.
: If the Enlightenmnet fature is not the fault, then would redoing the partition
: table and reinstalling fix the problem, or is it more likely to be hardware
: failure in the hdd?
I'd do this:
# shutdown now # note, no '-h'
wait until it shuts down to single user. Then, manually unmount all the file
systems, including '/'. Then, reboot to single user mode and see if all the
file systems fsck'd and mounted cleanly. This way, you know and saw that they
were shutdown cleanly.
There was a problem with an early release of Mandrake 6.0 which would
sometimes fail to unmount file systems at shutdown time. Since Mandrake is
based on Redhat, maybe your Redhat system has the same problem?
If you observe a clean unmount, but fsck fails on the reboot, then you have a
rather large can of worms. Maybe the disk, maybe cpu or memory? What kind of
disk? If SCSI, make sure you're running with the shortest, highest quality
cables, and verify termination on both ends of the bus.