I think that it is an ext4 problem. Ext3 works better with some hardware ..
shmick wrote:I think that it is an ext4 problem. Ext3 works better with some hardware ..
hmm, but do you have any advice as to how to troubleshoot and fix the current ext4 situation ?
sudo /sbin/shutdown -h +1
The problem is that if the system were to be suddenly powered down or rebooted, the buffers in memory would not be written to disk, and data could be lost or corrupted. /sbin/update is a program started from /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit on most systems; it flushes dirty buffers (ones that have been changed since they were read from the disk) back to disk every five seconds to prevent serious damage from occurring should the system crash. However, to be completely safe, the system needs to undergo a "safe" shutdown before rebooting. This will not only ensure that disk buffers are properly synchronized, but also allow all running processes to exit cleanly.
shmick wrote:lets keep keep it simple
compiling a kernel isnt exactly simple - millions of things can and do go wrong
if my car aint working, i dont buy another one, i check over the basics
essentially, what is the best way to diagnose and go over apt, dpkg and repair accordingly ?
essentially, if my HDD is fine according to smartctl, what else to check next ?
going whole hog and updating the kernal is a drastic last resort - if you disagree, then why ?