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Hard reset on linux

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Silver Rabbit, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Silver Rabbit

    Silver Rabbit New Member

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    Hey guys. I know this is subjective but does hard reset damage the Linux Os? I am currently using Pear OS but also i do use other OS so i want to know. Does it damage the OS like the way in windows?
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    since when does it 'damage' windows, that's only if you're writing data (i've had bsods during saving a game while my OC was unstable that broke the very same save files the game was trying to write)
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    Anything that isn't malware doesn't damage the OS it just writes a bunch of files into a directory that only run when you want to run them unless you accidentally set them up to start automatically.
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    Will it damage it? Most likely not.

    Can it damage it? Maybe, but most likely not.

    Do you have anything to worry about if you pressed the reset button? Probably not.
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    Wait did you mean hard reset as in pressing the reset button or Hard Reset the game?
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    If system already crashed/hung it means no any reads/writes performed. Hard reset itself can't damage anything.
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    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    Yea, like Drone said if the system is already crashed/hung then no reads or writes are being performed. I would perform a cold boot, and not just a warm boot/reset. Power the system off, then count to 10, and then power it back on. :toast:

    EDIT: Oh and always remember anything you power off there is always a chance it won't power back on... :p But I wouldn't worry about it.
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    For future reference, Alt+SysRq+K will reset the kernel without messing with the power and should work in any kind of crash that isn't the result of hardware.
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    Here's a little tutorial to help him out. :toast:
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    Thanks hellrazor and Mindweaver for the tips.
    And for the sake of further documenting what Alt-SysRq can do:


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