I have had a hard drive failure which has caused a lot of processes to go into an uninterruptable state ("D" state in
ps- See this question). I cannot kill these processes, so I wish to shut down, but unfortunately
halt is also now showing as "D" and the machine will not restart!
ben@jack:~$ ps aux | grep "halt" root 7875 0.0 0.0 4148 700 ? S Mar08 0:00 /bin/sh /etc/rc0.d/S01halt stop root 7880 0.0 0.0 10436 680 ? D Mar08 0:00 halt -d -f -i -p
How can I recover from this?