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Old 01-11-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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Problem shutting down new system


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.
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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, 09:18 AM   #3
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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:


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.


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