How to reboot from start scripts?
jw at raven.inka.de
Wed Sep 12 15:04:15 UTC 2007
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 12:07:51AM +1000, James Takac wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 September 2007 15:48:13 Josef Wolf wrote:
> > I noticed that shutdown from scripts in /etc/rcS.d don't really work.
> > For example, when fsck for some filesystems fails at startup, you
> > are thrown into a shell to fix the problem. From that shell, you
> > have no chance to make a proper reboot. I have tried:
> > - shutdown -r now
> > - init 6
> > - reboot
> > - halt
> > It don't really make a difference how I try to reboot. I alwas get
> > thrown out and the boot process continues. Finally I get the login
> > prompt. But I did _not_ want to continue the boot. I said I want
> > to _shutdown_. Why is this ignored?
> > Any ideas what I am missing here? How do I properly reboot from
> > a script in /etc/rcS.d?
> Not sure if it makes any difference in this instance but I now the reboot
> needs admin privilages so you usually see sudo reboot rather than reboot on
> its own
Start scripts are run as root, so no sudo is needed for any operation.
In particular, you are dropped into a root shell when fsck finds any
No, sudo don't make any difference, sonce you have root provileges
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