Re: before i even =touch= my server again....

2010-06-23 Thread Polytropon
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:14:20 -0700, Gary Kline kl...@thought.org wrote: fsck seemed to fix most slices, but a check as root told me the /var was//IS still dirty. Q: how can i umount /var and run fsck -y without going single-user? remember that in order to regain keyboard control of

Re: before i even =touch= my server again....

2010-06-23 Thread Kirk Strauser
On 06/23/10 11:35, Polytropon wrote: Of course, all write attempts to /var will then fail. Or even worse: they'll succeeded. And then when you re-mount /var, you'll lose access to all the files you've written in the mean time. -- Kirk Strauser

Re: before i even =touch= my server again....

2010-06-23 Thread Polytropon
On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:03:03 -0500, Kirk Strauser k...@strauser.com wrote: On 06/23/10 11:35, Polytropon wrote: Of course, all write attempts to /var will then fail. Or even worse: they'll succeeded. And then when you re-mount /var, you'll lose access to all the files you've written in the

Re: before i even =touch= my server again....

2010-06-23 Thread Gary Kline
On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 08:10:13PM +0200, Polytropon wrote: On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:03:03 -0500, Kirk Strauser k...@strauser.com wrote: On 06/23/10 11:35, Polytropon wrote: Of course, all write attempts to /var will then fail. Or even worse: they'll succeeded. And then when you re-mount

before i even =touch= my server again....

2010-06-22 Thread Gary Kline
a friend was over to help with things; among them was the fact that for unknown reasons, my KVM wired don't worse consistantly from my single keyboad to my [new{2009}] server. things happened so that we didn't double-check before my friend left. mail broke for unknown reasons. i KVM'd into