lose data on shutdown?

Kyle Rush kyle at cyber-rush.org
Fri Feb 12 05:13:46 PST 2010

On Fri, February 12, 2010 4:48 am, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Kyle Rush wrote:
>> I have a livecd 6.3 and book 6.3. the computer I am installing it on is
>> somewhat old, and thus 1 SBU = about one hour. I can't figure out how to
>> shut down the machine without losing everything i was working on. I do
>> not
>> know if this was covered in the book; i don't think it was. if i am
>> wrong,
>> say so and i will go back to reading the book. please help.
> There is a hint written about that. I used the same CD-ROM you
> are using to build 6.5 successfully a couple of times.
> I don't recall the entire URL, but I have a copy of that, and
> the file name is
> 	stages-stop-and-resume.txt
> I'm sure if you look in the hints section of the web site you
> can find it. If you have troubles, then I can shoot you a copy
> via separate e-mail.
> First, you can't really just shutdown whenever you like. You
> have to let any given build complete. You don't have to do
> an install, however.
> Second, when all activity has stopped, and a build has successfully
> completed, you certainly can shut down. I *highly* recommend that
> you write down exactly what you were doing, and what the next step
> needs to be, on a piece of paper, and conserve it with the machine
> where it will not get lost, or put it into a text file on the
> file system you need to mount. It's surprising how long you can
> put a build aside, thinking you'll be back at it next day, and
> then find out two weeks later, when you finally get back to it,
> that you can't remember just where you were.
> Third, in order to restart, you have to do some maintenance stuff.
> You have to mount your partitions, and set up some shell variables,
> like $LFS. This initial setup can be put into a little shell script
> in the top level of your mounted build file system. Later, you'll
> want to add another to enter the chroot environment, and then another
> which can be run inside the chroot to set up what you need. The
> scripts are not necessary, but are very helpful.
> That said, it is easier not to have to reboot, if you can avoid it.
> Mike
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OK thanks, but I'm losing EVERYthing. not just partitions, but everything.
users, files, builds.......when i restart, it's just what's on the livecd.
NOTHING else. am i doing someting wrong?

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