Bug#359137: general: Box does not switch of on halt
uh, it's not that common to get general linux support using the debian BTS,
Andreas Tille wrote:
> since about three weeks I observe problems when issuing halt
> on three different testing-boxes (two older desktops without ACPI
> and one laptop with ACPI). The computer just does not switch off.
> If I try to reboot it is also impossible, because the shutdown
> process stops at the same point where halt stops. The last
> messages on the console are:
> Shutdown: hda
> System halted.
Some time ago I had a similar problem on my notebook. It didn't power down,
but it was able to reboot. For my notebook I solved the problem using the
kernel boot parameter nolapic. Maybe this might help against your problem