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show what is doing most disk accesses
iostat vmstat dstat
CPU usage etc
I found sometimes 'reboot' and 'shutdown' don't work in virtual machines, in that case try:
#sync echo s > /proc/sysrq-trigger #optionally umount echo u > /proc/sysrq-trigger #reboot echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger
Mignight commander/dialog strange characters
This probleem seems to be related to screen/su -