Problems with reboot on Red Hat -- Help !!!
rasjidw at bigpond.com
Tue Feb 19 22:10:08 EST 2002
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002 9:49 pm, you wrote:
> yes i can successfully do a shutdown -h without problems but when i try
> shutdown -r now, it shutdowns all the process and then freezes up??
Okay. In reality I know almost nothing about this, so I'm approaching this
as a pure logic problem not from experience.
If this worked prior to RH7.0, then something has changed in the way linux
does a reboot. Have a look at
$ man reboot
$ man 2 reboot
A guess is that RH7.0 and later do soft reboots whereas earlier versions of
RH did hard ones. Try passing the kernel either 'reboot=hard' through lilo
or grub. Failing that, try 'reboot=soft'
A list a kernel paramaters can be found at:
Alternately you could try updating the bios on the system and see if that
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