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Message 723472 - Posted: 8 Mar 2008, 18:35:41 UTC

I recently re-joined SETI @ Home after a long away period. New computer sys (Linux Ubuntu 7.10) after completing 45% was forced to shut down for system work. Upon restarting It looks like the work unit started back at zero. I checked CPU time and it still is zero.
Can you tell me what happened? Once started the task cannot be stopped?
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Message 725845 - Posted: 14 Mar 2008, 0:20:10 UTC

No, it should save its state every few minutes at most. How did you install and how are you running BOINC? could there be a permission problem or something like that?
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