[CentOS] Re: Safety

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Mon Mar 20 19:54:51 UTC 2006

Peter Farrow wrote:
> The only time I had remote updates not work, is when either :
> a)Someone leaves a floppy in the machine and it tries to boot of it 
> when I reboot....
> b)Someone leaves the keyboard disconnected or something resting on the 
> keyboard.
> I've had very few genuine issues where a machine dies after a solid 
> yumming session...

I've had a few instances where:

The update buggered grub.conf or lilo.conf leaving the machine staring 
at its navel during the next reboot.

The update woke up kudzu (which I normally remove/deactivate) and the 
system wakes up expecting some keyboard input to tell it what to do with 
all the new wonderful devices it just found.

But the vast majority of the time, it simply works like it's supposed 
to.  8-)


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