LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2005, 07:20 AM   #1
daniel_lidstrom
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem shutting down new system


Hello,

when I do ``shutdown now'' as root, the system does not shut down. Instead, it says ``Enter root password for maintenance, or press Ctrl-D to continue''. If I do C-d the system starts again. Why is this? If I turn off the computer with the powerswitch, then it replays transactions during startup, just as if the filesystem didn't shut down properly. What is causing this behavior? How can I power off my system the nice way? I'm using Sarge, installed from network.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
kostian
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: LT
Posts: 150

Rep: Reputation: 15
thats exactly what the system should do after "shutdown now". to poweroff (halt) the system you need to use "shutdown -h now"
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:18 AM   #3
macondo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Panama
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 48
noapic nolapic

In my particular case, on my PII 266, i chose 'noapic nolapic' as a boot parameter, with the net-installer-rc2, installed the package 'apmd' and rebooted, then as root: 'shutdown -h now'.

GRUB: if you're using it, add:

noapic nolapic

in /boot/grub/menu.lst, in the line that starts with:

#koptions

withouth descommenting it.

LILO: do the same to the file /etc/lilo.conf

in the line that starts with

#append: ""

uncomment it, and make sure 'noapic nolapic' is within the quotation marks already there, so i looks like this:

append= "noapic nolapic"

don't forget to install 'apmd' and reboot, an then:

#shutdown -h now

I don't know if it will work for you, but it does for me.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
system hangs when shutting down twistedinfo Slackware 9 10-25-2004 08:15 AM
How to backup entire system without shutting down andrewjschmidt Linux - General 6 06-01-2004 06:01 PM
shutting down my system Abe_the_Man Slackware 3 10-14-2003 11:29 PM
users shutting down system jonfa Linux - General 6 09-02-2003 10:56 AM
System freezes when shutting down Bernhard Linux - Newbie 3 01-13-2002 11:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration