How I hosed my ext4 file system in the first hour with Raspbian:
I have always used
shutdown -r now. I tried this after editing my overclocking parameters manually. I remember setting
arm_freq to 900 and
sdram_freq to something (!), carefully of course. I followed with
shutdown -r now
The screen froze, no response from keyboard or mouse. A power off was the only option. On restart I've got ext4 errors and eventually I decided it required a re-image. I notice a lot of people use:
but I still assume
shutdown is fine. Do you have any ideas on what could go wrong?
UPDATE: This happened with a Maplin build of Raspbian. With the latest downloaded build, could not reproduce this.