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“system is going down for reboot now”

I am connected to a beagleboard via tty and I suddenly see this message : Broadcast message from root@arm (unknown) at 11:40 ... The system is going down for reboot NOW! [ 143.036193] ...
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At what frequency is /var/log/wtmp updated?

What daemon is in charge of updating this file and at what frequency does it run ? When I type in last reboot I see : reboot system boot 3.5.0-45-generic Wed Jan 15 16:24 - 09:49 (14+17:24) ...
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crontab's @reboot only works for root?

man 5 crontab is pretty clear on how to use crontab to run a script on boot: These special time specification "nicknames" are supported, which replace the 5 initial time and date fields, and ...
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Is it possible to execute a script as first at shutdown/reboot on Debian?

I am currently trying to register a script (located in the /etc/init.d) in a way that makes this script being executed as the first script/programm at shutdown/reboot (change to running level 0 or 6). ...
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Disable cronjob after reboots

How can I prevent cronjobs from automatically starting after my server has rebooted? Every time I reboot my server the cronjobs start up again, which I'd like to prevent. These servers are running ...
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Debian can't reboot and asking for root password (maintenance)

I'm experienced some file system errors on Debian (seems caused by RAID controller). Files system now seems fixed. I reinstalled broken packages with some broken config files. System boots normally. ...
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last reboot/uptime/… strange behaviour

I know this has been more or less asked before but I still don't have any answer. I started to investigate why on my system (it is a remote machine) who -b and uptime gave different results (~3 days ...
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How do I power down on reboot?

I am programming for a Linux ARM device and have some situations where I need to reboot the device after a user prompt. Whenever I run reboot -f or shutdown -r now though, the system starts up with a ...
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Linux VM's disk went read-only = no choice but reboot?

I have several Linux VMs on VMware + SAN. What happened A problem occured on the SAN (failed path) so that for some time, there were I/O errors on the Linux VMs drives. When the path failover had ...
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how to reboot a frozen FreeBSD server from the serial console?

Linux has the "magic sysrq key" to reboot frozen machines remotely, and it works over the serial console, but what about FreeBSD? Is there a way to send a "control-alt-delete" to FreeBSD servers on ...
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Don't let users reboot while root's logged in

On my system users can reboot and shut down the system. From time to time I need to update software (or do anything else) and I don't want users to reboot/shutdown the system until I've finished. Is ...
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CentOs eth2 wont start on reboot

I have Cent OS 6.4 inside my virtualbox with two ethernet devices. One is connected to the internet with NAT, the other is connected to the internal network. here is my eth2 config file cat ...
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How to restart Alsa/PulseAudio after using Jack

After I use Jack, the PulseAudio outputs and inputs are replaced by a dummy device. I've tried to kill PulseAudio and reload Alsa, but the only way I can use an Alsa-based application again is to ...
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How do I identify on my system after successful boot. weather it was crash or was it a shutdown or reboot or something else?

Depending on the restart of the system, I need to make my application taking some follow up. my system is get restarted as following: my self as system admin rebooting sudo init 6 or sudo reboot my ...
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How to figure out what is performing scheduled server reboots?

I'm helping a friend with a server and it appears the server reboots every week on Sunday night. How can I figure out what is causing is the server to reboot? Aside from rebooting, the server appears ...
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Poweroff or Reboot as normal User

To run the command poweroff or reboot one needs to be super user. Is there anyway I can run this as a normal user? I just don't want to sudo and enter my password every time I reboot or power off.
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Rolling your own init: How to shutdown/restart?

After reading this answer, I thought it would be funny to roll my own init on Python, so I wrote this in /init-python. #!/usr/bin/python3 import os import subprocess # Make / writable! ...
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Warn users that the system is going down for a reboot

I'm new to linux server administration, and I wonder how you would warn users that the system is going down for a restart. According to LPIC1 Training here: ...
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Rebooting fails randomly

That is, the following command fails at times: $ sudo reboot The last message on terminal, after which the machine gets stuck, requiring a power cycle: Restarting system. I tried the following ...
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How can I ensure only the root user have the right to halt/reboot the system?

CentOS Linux by default allows all users to have permission to "halt" & "reboot" the system by using the commands halt and reboot. How can I configure my system so that only the root user has the ...
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Determine if reboot is required to update kernel?

I am running a server which runs on CentOS with cPanel (latest version) and I have it set to automatically update using yum. Since it needs to be rebooted in order to update the kernel (and possibly ...
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Do I need to stop processes like mysql or apache before “reboot”?

I have been wondering if issuing a reboot command safely stops running LAMP processes like MySQL or Apache?
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Why does my server not shutdown properly?

When I run $ reboot on my embedded FreeNAS 0.7 (FreeBSD 7.2) it does start the shut down procedure but seemingly hangs. I have registered a command to start a service script which is executed on ...
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Why are reboot, shutdown and poweroff symlinks to systemctl?

In Arch Linux, if I do ls -l in /sbin, I can see that reboot, shutdown and poweroff are all symlinks to /usr/bin/systemctl. But issuing reboot, shutdown and systemctl commands obviously does not all ...
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How to customize logout options under Kubuntu

I'm running a machine with Kubuntu and Windows XP in dual-boot. I recently learned about the very useful grub-reboot command, and id like to know if it is possible to customize the logout options ...
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What caused my CentOS 6.4 box to reboot itself?

I noticed that the MySQL daemon running on my CentOS 6.4 machine was suddenly not running anymore. I checked the MySQL log, but didn't see anything relevant: 121229 22:17:45 mysqld_safe mysqld from ...
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iptables rules not reloading on CentOS 6.x

I have one single ipset added to my iptables on a CentOS 6.x box and this rule is lost when the machine reboots. I've found this answer showing how to make a Ubuntu system reload the iptables rules ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not saving Settings after reboot; Mint 14 XFCE

I am running Linux Mint 14 with xfce on my Asus UX31A and switched to gnome-settings-daemon, because this way all the function keys work out of the box. Disabled XFCE Volume Daemon as advised here: ...
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Chromium OS says “Your system is repairing itself. Please wait” and then reboots

I downloaded ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d.zip from chromeos.hexxeh.net, then extracted and "burned" to a 4GB USB drive with dd ...
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Frozen Linux Recovery Without SysReq

RHEL system has run out of memory and is now frozen. The SysReq commands are not working, so I am not even sure that /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq is set to 1. Is there any other "safe" way I can reboot ...
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What is the difference between reboot , init 6 and shutdown -r now?

I just want to know difference between in reboot init 6 shutdown -r now and which is the safest and the best?
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Apache boot without asking for passwd

So I'm maintaining a server which has a verified SSL certificate setup, however there is a password on the private key and so whenever apache is reboot, we get a message asking for the password. This ...
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Does setting the system time back impair logrotate operation?

I'm working on an embedded linux system where the root filesystem is mounted from an SDcard. Although many systems like this just mount /var/log on a ramdisk, I'd like to save the logs to the SDcard ...
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How to know what will execute at startup/bootup?

I would like what scripts will run at start, without needing to "restart and see what happens", is there any way to know what 'services' are ready to run? Shoud I check every single file in ls ...
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Server no longer responsive after reboot

I changed my fstab into this: # # /etc/fstab # Created by anaconda on Sat Jan 12 02:12:44 2013 # # Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk' # See man pages fstab(5), ...
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Crunchbang hibernate rebooted system?

I installed the latest stable 64bit Crunchbang backport. When I tried to hibernate it last night, it rebooted into the locked state - when I logged back in all my windows/apps were as they were again. ...
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Cronjob for rebooting everyday

I have set this cronjob because I want my server to be rebooted everyday at 05:00 # file: /etc/cron.d/reboot * 5 * * * root reboot &> /dev/null I think it worked the first time as I was ...
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How to start java application after machine reboot?

I'm wondering if there is easier way to start java application (just tomcat server) after machine has been rebooted? Possible answers: Add the application as a service and then add it using ...
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How can I choose which OS grub will reboot me into—before I reboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reboot into windows from inside my Linux shell? When I reboot and want to select another kernel image in grub2 or another OS like windows I have to wait until ...
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Restoring Windows XP from grub

Previously I had a dual boot with Windows XP and Fedora. I have deleted Fedora and extended the C drive using Mini Tool Partition Wizard. Then I restarted the system with the Windows XP bootable CD. ...
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A Reboot() command with failover

I'm implementing a Reboot() call in my application. It's an embedded application, so no console, keyboard or power switch. The Reboot() must eventually restart the system no matter what. Ideally, I ...
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How to safely shutdown computer during boot sequence?

Due to a bug my computer has stopped in the middle of the boot sequence, just waiting. If I type anything, it prints stuff like ^[[B. I do not want to damage the files on the computer by pressing the ...
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How to check will my computer is going to reboot(or shutting down)?

When I send a reboot command(or shutdown) command to a Linux machine does it keeps that messages at somewhere and can I query it. I.e. I will send a reboot command and after that I will run another ...
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Save entire process for continuation after reboot

I developed an algorithm for a fairly hard problem in mathematics which is likely to need several months to finish. As I have limited resources only, I started this on my Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) laptop. ...
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How can I tell GRUB I want to reboot into Windows—before I reboot?

I have a dual boot Linux/windows system set up, and frequently switch from one to the other. I was thinking if I could add a menu item in one of the menus to reboot directly into windows, without ...
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Meaning and commands for Ctrl+Alt+Del

In my gnome GUI desktop of Ubuntu 12.04, Ctrl+Alt+Delete will log out instead of rebooting. But I was told that Switching to a text-based virtual console and pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete will ...
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How do I shutdown, reboot and logout the system from the command-line?

I would like to do that using the command-line, because sometimes my computer freezes and I need to force a shutdown (I know it's not good to the hardware). And: What is the difference between Halt ...
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Why do SELinux policies require a system restart?

When changing SELinux policies, I've been reading that you're required to restart the system. What changes would require this? Are there certain policy changes that would not require a restart?
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When can one reboot from inside a chroot environment?

Sometimes when I chroot into some folder , I could use reboot to reset my box, but sometimes I can't. So I want to know why I could do that sometimes and why. UPDATE The chroot environment is ...