Subject: Re: Spontaneous reboots
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: bryan collins <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/1994 17:13:41
> The first time I typed 'sync' after untarring the Xfree port.
> The 2nd time (2mins ago) by typing 'vi .cshrc'
> the screen just blanks and starts booting.
> Well, that's nice. How about supplying some more useful information?
> * What port? (I presume i386, based on your previous questions, but I
> don't *know* that.)
> * What hardware, precisely? (What CPU, motherboard, disk controller,
> disks, how much memory, etc.)
486DX33 (intel) 2 QUANTUM LPS540A hd's
20mb ram, basic $20 IDE controller.
UMC motherboard, SMC elite ethernet card.
> * When was the last time you fsck'd your file systems?
last time it spontaneously rebooted (about 2hours before hand)
(and about 3-4 times before that in the same day, 1 manual fsck)
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