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[SLUG] rebooting after power removal.

When power is unceremoniously removed from my RedHat 
9.0/Linux 2.4 computer, during reboot, it runs a check 
of the hard disc drive. Its messages indicate that it 
has corrected all encountered errors, however upon 
completion it always reports that it had failed, then 
drops into a shell waiting for me to do god-knows-what, 
then reboot the machine by typing Control-D.

It then behaves properly as far as I have been able to 

My other computers, with earlier Linux releases have 
not behaved in this way when rebooting after loss of 

Is this a configuration option, or is it complaining 
that there is something wrong?

Greg Wood.