4.8. Why is the machine is booting over and over?
The stock /etc/rc that called when the machine boots up writes
the output of the fsck(1M) to the hard disk (/etc/.lastfsck). This is
definitely a problem. Many people prefer having control over what
fsck does rather than running fsck with the "-y" option and having it
do all the work. A lot of times fsck will delete files or clear them
and you have no control over what it's doing.
Check out the fsokay.cpio.Z package on OSU, it contains some
enhanced /etc/rc scripts and tools to make the booting phase of the
UNIX PC a lot cleaner and more reliable.
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