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Old 01-28-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
gdh1127
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linux mint 10 won't shutdown


hi!

i have double boot windows xp and linux mint 10 on a dell desktop. from the start, linux mint would not completely shutdown. the windows xp shuts down completely. i have tried the commands sudo poweroff, sudo telinit 0 and sudo shut down -h now. not one works. i also have updated to the dvd version and is updated on everything else.

i do not know how to go to bios or perform any programming tasks. may i then request that instructions, if any, be detailed?

thank you ^_^ for your help.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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I'm assuming that your boot chainloader is now grub2 and your computer will not automatically turn off after exiting either o/s. If so then this sounds like a power management issue. If so then this means that processes have been shutdown and give rise to a lack of response; if if hangs with type (characters) on the screen in a terminal typical window, try ctrl+D.
Starting linux first and from a terminal, typing as root, try 'shutdown -f now' (no quotes) what do you get?

Fred.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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linux mint 10 does not completely shutdown

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Originally Posted by Fred Caro View Post
I'm assuming that your boot chainloader is now grub2 and your computer will not automatically turn off after exiting either o/s. If so then this sounds like a power management issue. If so then this means that processes have been shutdown and give rise to a lack of response; if if hangs with type (characters) on the screen in a terminal typical window, try ctrl+D.
Starting linux first and from a terminal, typing as root, try 'shutdown -f now' (no quotes) what do you get?

Fred.
hi fred!

thank you very much for your suggestion. first, only the linux side does not completely shutdown. it does not hang at all. just reboots. i tried upir suggestion to do"sudo shutdown -f now"(w/o quotes). it brought a message that it was doing maintenance and went on to show linux mint logo with the five dots all lit. it was like that for over 30 minutes. i finally had to power off as it won't shut down using the off button.

it still won't completely shutdown but responds to button off, not necessarily power off.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 06:09 AM   #4
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When the the mint screen shows the illuminated dots try pressing Esc, this should show the verbose entry for where shutdown is up to.Although it manifests as a power management issue it might be to do with grub2.
I would try updating on the command line, i.e., 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get upgrade' then 'reboot' (as root, of course).
If that fails then 'apt-get autoclean' and or 'clean'.
To enter the more complex area of grub, try 'grub-update' but do read further.

Fred.
 
  


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