"shutdown -r now" fails to reboot
on a pretty standard install of redhat 7.3 the "shutdown -r now" command has worked seemlessly for months. After upgrading some packages, removing a startup link from /etc/rc.3/, and adding a new S link in its place. I issued the aforementioned command from a remote ssh client. The machine jups to runlevel 6 and shutsdown as it always has with no signs of error in the logs. However, it fails to reboot. Ye' old 1-finger-salute (power button) is needed to stir the box back to life. I've scoured the web and all related posts suggest using the reboot command.....I will try that but would rather know why the shutdown command bombs out before rebooting. ANY IDEAS??