Powerfail reboots in Slackware 1.1.0

Powerfail reboots in Slackware 1.1.0

Post by Edward Doolitt » Wed, 27 Apr 1994 03:42:33

I have been gradually updating my Slackware 1.1.0 setup.  Recently I
found in /etc/inittab the line

pf::powerwait:/sbin/shutdown -rf now > /dev/console < /dev/console 2>&1

(Actually, I think it used to be /etc/shutdown before I changed it.)
Anyway, shouldn't that be shutdown -h? You don't want the computer
rebooting over and over until the power actually does fail. I don't
have a UPS, but I'm thinking of getting one. Just wondering about that
powerfail/powerwait line.

While we're on this topic, does anyone know of a UPS that connects to
the game port rather than to a serial port?


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