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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
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
@Munkeh Your understanding is correct, but I've never heard of a kernel issue that caused drives not to be synced at halt. –  Jivings Dec 30 '12 at 14:22
This question is really old, there is no new information, and there's doubt whether this was even an issue to begin with. The user never came back to clarify anything. As it is now, it's not of any help to anyone. –  Bex Aug 12 at 8:40

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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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