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when I reboot some of my configuration files revert back to old settings. Also software packages need to be reinstalled. It is really bizzare. Current version of linux is Debian Wheezy

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Are you booting from a squashfs filesystem? What image did you use? –  Jivings Dec 19 '12 at 20:57
    
Are you running sync before you reboot? –  Munkeh Dec 20 '12 at 13:34
    
@Munkeh no I am not –  Richard Dec 20 '12 at 14:07
    
Give it a try. The changes you're making may not be syncing to disk before you reboot. –  Munkeh Dec 20 '12 at 14:13
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What file system are you using? What distro/image did you start from? Are you doing a software reboot or just pulling the plug on it? –  Caleb Dec 22 '12 at 11:19
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Actually do

sync; sync

As sync releases console before it finishes

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This doesn't explain why. Why would this work? Why would entire package installation routines not be flushed to the disk? What configuration would this be a solution for? –  Caleb Dec 22 '12 at 11:18
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