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    Default Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    Anytime I try to use commands like 'shutdown -h 0', 'poweroff', or 'reboot', my pc doesn't do much of anything but sit there. Using the Nouveau kernel drivers, all I see is the splash screen. If I use NVidia drivers, all I see is the status messages. When I force my pc to restart, it erases the boot. While it is a simple matter to keep booting BT4 to remake the boot for BT5, it is too much of a hassle. Is there something going on that I can fix, or is this just some kind of USB memory error/flaw/happenstance?

    If you need more info, just ask. I don't know if this is some kind of common problem or not, since it seems to vary from here to there.

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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    I use 'halt', but then again 'reboot' works just fine for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by NDragoon View Post
    While it is a simple matter to keep booting BT4 to remake the boot for BT5
    What exactly are you meaning by that? You're booting into BT4 and then making a liveUSB of BT5 each time?

    If so, maybe try re-downloading BT5? And make a liveUSB WITHOUT persistence? Then no matter how much you pooch it, a reboot with reset the USB.

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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    1. Make sure bios is current. Most of these types of problems are fixed by updating your bios.
    2. Please post the output of dmesg. That can give you an idea of where the problem is.
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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    it's not a problem per say, I was just curious why grub was different between the two OS' and how the computer decides between the two. Computer works fine though.

    Do you really want me to post the output? There's almost 800 lines of stuff.

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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    You can try acpi=force in grub.conf
    I had to use that for a few years.
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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    Fyi : The issue was happened in a macbook too, so we have to force to restart by pressing the power button.

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    Default Re: Shutdown/poweroff/reboot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bofh28 View Post
    You can try acpi=force in grub.conf
    I had to use that for a few years.
    The forum won't let you post that much.
    Absolutely agree, I've been using it for pretty long time as well and it always worked for me perfectly.


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