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Old 11-20-2003, 01:16 AM   #1
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Reboot Problems

Hi. I have two different machine. A compaq 6000 deskpro desktop, and a no name brand machine built from scratch, that I bought from someone.

Problem #1:
The compaq deskpro workstation has 96MB Ram, a 2gig scsi hard drive amd a 266MHZ processor. The problem is that the machine runs fine, however if I issue a reboot command from linux, it shuts down all services, returns to the POST, but it hangs during the compaq splash screen. I need to physically shut the power off and then turn it back on. Issuing the halt command works just fine as it powers off completely. This happens with rh 8 and 9. The machine boots up cleanly when the power is turned on. When it reboots, it hangs during the time where the scsi drive (drive C) is detected. It should then say "Scsi Bios Initialized," but it does not. Everything initialized when it it initially powered on. What can I do? I ran a disk checking program on it, and it says that the drive is ok. What can I do? I think windows reboots just fine, but it has been a while since I loaded windows on this machine.

Problem #2:
The no name brand machine is a 300MHZ cyrix with 64MB ram and a 6GB hard drive. I have some problems with this machine as it freezes up sometimes because it does not have that much memory in it. The problem with this one is that when I issue the reboot command, it goes to "Please stand by while rebooting the system," and it never does. Windows reboots just fine.

Help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Old 11-20-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hi, I was having the same linux reboot problem when I had my compaq computer. It must be an argument that linux issues to bios before the computer actually restarts then the compaq bios has issues with it. I dont really have to deal with this now that I have a toshiba pc but your best bet is to find out how the reboot command works programming wise and figure out how you can disable certain arguments and things that have that can be causing the problem.


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