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RE: `shutdown -r now` problems

I am not an expert, but I'll will tell you what I know.

The dropping into single user mode is the default behavior of shutdown (if
you just type shutdown at the command line).  
it's sounds like it's not reading the -r argument.  
did you try typing shutdown -h now also? does it have the same behavior?

are you tying halt or halt -f (just want to find out if the system is doing
hard reset after encountering problems w/ shutdown or you
are doing it that way on purpose)

try typing 'runlevel' and see what it says.  it should show you 2 things -
your previous and current runlevels.

Have you tried shutting down w/ init? as in /sbin/init [0|6] 
0 shuts the system down
6 reboots.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dylan Beaudette [mailto:dylan@iici.no-ip.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 1:31 PM
> To: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: `shutdown -r now` problems
> Hi-
> after a recent power outage my 8500 will has been acting a 
> little strange.
> normally a `shutdown -r now` command would bring down all services,
> unmount the FS, and reboot the machine.
> however, it now prompts me with "Give root password for 
> maintenance (or
> type control-D for normal startup)"
> typing 'control-D' does nothing, giving the root password 
> dumps me into
> (what appears to be) single user mode. from there i am able 
> to issue the
> 'halt' command, and then perform a hard reset.
> here is where the biggest problem -- when i boot the machine 
> back up it
> tells me that the FS was not cleanly unmounted and performs a check.
> is there anything i can do to get my machine to perform a `shutdown -r
> now` command correctly?
> thanks in advance,
> dylan
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