Help! Zorin 8.1 restarts my PC automatically & I can't shut it down.
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Gentlemen, in searching other areas of this forum, I found the following remarks that may explain why I keep getting the "Command Not Found" response.
"Ubuntu no longer uses init as the script for starting the systems, they have replaced it with an event driven system called upstart. So inittab which was the configuration file for init is no longer needed. As for runlevels, that was a concept used by init, so it's not really relevant anymore for Ubuntu."
If Zorin is closely related to Ubuntu, maybe there's another command that I can use?
Yeah, above post is a good place to start. Find out what Ubuntu version is going on.
Then I would do a
then do a a
just enter and copy and paste back what is in there in code tags in next post.
To be double sure to post all info. I would post also what is in Zorins /etc/sudoers text file also.
sudo cat /etc/sudoers
type in password at the prompt and hit enter key.
Post back sudoers file contents to show what has access to what like /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin,......
This is a weird thread for rebooting when it should shut down . Sounds almost like a corrupted Iso download and install and bugs are showing up using that kind of reasoning.
Edit: the only other reason I can think of for a reboot issue is a bad bios setting maybe? The reason I mention this is a computer I dug out of the trash pile had a bios setting that would boot after a certain amount of down time after being turned off.
There is no inittab file in Ubuntu and since Zorin is a mofification of Ubuntu, I would suggest you look for the file indicated below and change the line below in this file. Replacing N with the number you want. You can google to see what the different runlevels are:
You can edit /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf
and change the following line:
I'm not sure what default text editor Zorin uses. You could try: sudo gedit /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf
You will be prompted for your user password, enter it and hit the Enter key and make the change then click on the Save tab at the top and reboot.
I have installed Zorin 6 and Zorin 8, (all versions of 8) without any problems on three different computers, and older IBM Thinkpad, a newer HP, and a Dell Optiplex 740. On the laptop I replaced Windows XP. On the others, I did a dual boot with Windows 7 on the HP, and Windows Vista on the Dell. The two running desktop computers had Windows installed first. After that, I simply did a boot up with the Zorin DVD, and chose the install along side the Windows system. After the installation, a menu comes up with both systems listed and I simply pick the one I want. Windows for some games, and Zorin for everything else. I hope it works out for you.