On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Michael Sinz wrote:
> This sounds like the IDE-write cache does not flush before power off
> problem. There is a "fix" to this in some systems that has the shutdown
> process, after syncing/unmounting stuff do a powerdown of the IDE
> drives to force them to write their caches before doing a shutdown
> of the ATX power supply via APM/APCI.
Yes, this seems likely now. After disabling ACPI and APM I noticed a
message indicating that the IDE drives are being flushed. I don't think
this message was there before. Probably a problem with my dist. (I'm
using Slackware - I'll report it there).