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Date:      Sun, 12 Mar 1995 18:07:28 +0059 (MET)
From:      Andreas Schulz <>
To:        hlew@genome.Stanford.EDU (Howard Lew)
Subject:   Re: Halt
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950310114245.21371C-100000@vegemite.Stanford.EDU> from "Howard Lew" at Mar 10, 95 11:48:59 am

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> Here is a related question:
> Is the situation below normal:
> In X11R6 if I logon to console, open a few xterms, su to root, and enter the 
> reboot command, the system reboots, but comes back up saying that the system 
> was improperly dismounted.
> However, if I logged out of X11R6 (so I see the login screen with the 
> console), and then switched to VT1, logged in as root, and then enter the 
> reboot command, the system reboots fine with no message about the system 
> being improperly dismounted.

Yes, expected behaviour :-). The running X-server and the xterms most 
likely blocks the unmount of the /usr filesystem. So the system can't
shutdown cleanly.
If you exit from X and login as superuser the unmount's of the filesystems
suceeds and all is well.

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