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Re: SEUL: automatic floppy mounting

On Sat, 7 Jun 1997, Thomas Molesworth wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Jeffrey S. Dutky wrote:
> Shutting down is another source of confusion; having to become root to shut
> down the system, and even the process of shutting down for a DOS user (who
> can just flick the Big Red Switch) is often not explained particularly well.
> --
> Thomas Molesworth            (thomas@bass.almac.co.uk)

I just learned about this so maybe some of you know more about this. 
When I power off daily, I do so by isuuing the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence
after jumping to the Ctrl-Alt-F1 screen.  I have this set up to to a
shutdown now.  A few seconds later the system reboots.  This is when I
power it down.  The next day when I power up, I get a big red X instead
of a nice blue check from the BIOS, and a message telling me that the
last boot never completed.  I missed the message a number of times and
thought that my CMOS battery was taking a dive. Who careful reads all of
those messages at power up all of the time anyway? Thought that this
would be another consideration for a new Linux user.


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