[mythtv-users] System melt down
bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Jul 11 07:50:53 UTC 2007
On 7/11/07, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> I've started to have an idea about what's happened ..
> Maybe something random failed (sound card?) which caused the computer to
> behave oddly, then the hard drive died because a file was copying over
> the net when I shut the computer down.
> I'll really have lost faith in Linux if that's what has happened. I lost
> a hard drive to Linux a few months ago due to a power cut, and having
> the trouble now potentially because of shutting down while a file was
> copying. I know neither of those two things are great, but I've had the
> same countless times on windows machines and never had such dire
Your issue is hardware, not software. Copying a file while the computer
shuts down with properly functioning hardware with a journaling filesystem
(ext3, jfs) will result in only that single file being mangled, not general
failures like what you're seeing. I know because I've done it plenty of
times (computer was plugged into a lose plug so it wasn't shutdowns but
power unplugs!) with my mythbox.
This REALLY sounds like a bad power supply, or else a motherboard whose
northbridge has crapped out. The same thing problems would be happening in
windows were you running it.
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