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Questions tagged [reboot]

rebooting is the process of bringing down a system in a state where it will complete reinitialise, without removing power from the system. Use this tag for question related to problems with being able to reboot a system. For problems booting into a particular installed OS, use the appropriate bootmanager tag (e.g. [grub])

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Kernel update - reboot needed or not?

I just updated our AWS Linux Server (which uses yum) and a new kernel is installed: kernel-4.1.10-16.27.amzn1.x86_64. It didn't state anything about restarting. According to this answer here I ...
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Why deconfiguring interfaces is a need on reboot?

When I reboot the Raspbian (Debian 7.8) it waits around 10 seconds before shutdown at "deconfiguring network interfaces" step. What would be if we make the system skip this step? Why is deconfiguring ...
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cronjob at resume from suspend

using linux. I know you can do an @reboot cronjob. I want to do an equivalent thing but instead of running at reboot, running after my computer awakens from suspend. Is that possible?
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown [duplicate]

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for 1:...
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What to do when the desktop freezes?

I am on Linux Mint 17. I experienced an unexpected software failure. The desktop did not respond to anything. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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Start Server remotely using SSH

I am trying to start my server remotely with this: ssh root@xxx.xx.xx.xx /sbin/reboot And keep getting this back ssh: connect to host xxx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Operation timed out Why can't I start ...
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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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strange results from investigating a reboot in auth.log

My Ubuntu 14.04 server is hosted on a well-known cloud provider. I noticed today something that usually makes my heart stop: user@myserver123:/var/log$ screen -ls No Sockets found in /var/run/...
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How does gnome reboot without root privileges?

I am reading the book Linux kernel development, in chapter 5 "System Call Implementation" page 77 says For example, capable(CAP_SYS_NICE) checks whether the caller has the ability to modify nice ...
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Last reboot shown few rows at the same time?

I had got this from my server logs. I wonder what does it mean by that? ("Last reboot", The repetition of the same day and time) reboot system boot 3.13.0-35-generi Fri Jul 10 17:15 - 12:06 (18:...
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Find out what caused my Ubuntu rebooting?

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400 just rebooted automatically. Before that, my screen just became unresponsive. My memory and swap were mostly used, mainly by webpages opened in Chrome and some pdf ...
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how to log reboots dates

I'm new to Linux, and I'm always unsecure if I'm doing things the proper way I'm using a Raspbian system that sometimes reboots ( for some non software problems ) and I want to have a log on when each ...
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Getting crontab events that would happen given a start date/time

Let's suppose we have a crontab scheduling some commands on an RPi project, and these commands toggle a status of a flag. The box could go out of power, and then reboot. I want to have the flag status ...
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How do I detect that my system has auto-rebooted after a kernel panic?

I'm using Linux in embedded systems, and want to configure the system to automatically reboot after a kernel panic. However, when the system comes back up, it's important for me to detect and log the ...
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Extend functionality of commands such as reboot to record a reason

Is it possible to extend the functionality of system commands such as reboot, shutdown -r now or init 6 so that when they are issued, the user must enter a reason and other information as part of an ...
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VM Machine rebooted, can't find how?

One of my VM machine was rebooted yesterday, but can't find how & who did it. In the log I can only find "receiving signal 15, terminated"
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proper way to stop software RAID before system shutdown

This should be straightforward, but I have been unable to find a direct answer by searching. I find that if I unmount an mdadm-managed array and then either (1) unplug the array, (2) power off the ...
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Cursor freezes - keystrokes to release?

Occasionally the mouse cursor will freeze - I have to reboot. In Ubuntu is there a keystroke combination such as Ctrl+Alt+Del which would enable me to continue working without having to reboot?
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Uninstall Windows and Install Elementary Freya OS, cause unbootable OS

I've already uninstalled my Windows and installed Elementary Freya OS. But then my laptop won't reboot. It said "Reboot and select proper boot device ..." Here is the complete specification of my ...
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update-rc.d doesn't accept the header of a script file

I have beagleBoard and I want to start my script at boot time ( boot/reboot). So, i ran command: update-rc.d GatewayStart.sh defaults Output which says: header is rejected root@beaglebone:/etc/...
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_Robust_ bluetooth serial port console/tty

I've managed to create and connect to a console via bluetooth, as is described in many Q&A's FAQs Guides etc found via a google search. Briefly, in sudo mode, /usr/sbin/hciconfig hci0 piscan /...
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Why is FreeBSD rebooting during installation?

I have a samsung laptop which is around 1.5 years old. I am currently running arch linux and have run various linux distributions successfully in the past. The hardware is not obsolete and the ...
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Unable to reboot or shutdown Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player 7.1.0 but when I try to reboot the system, it says ModemManager is shut down and in the next line, it says nm-dispatcher.action: Could not get the ...
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What prevents a reboot?

On Linux, how can I track what prevents a reboot of the system after issuing it via sudo reboot? I always thought that this caused switching the runlevel and in the end the reboot, but now I was ...
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reboot command doesn't reboot on puppy linux

When I type the reboot command in a consol the screen goes dark but keeps being turned on indefinitely. How to fix that ?
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Is “shutdown -r now” safe? [duplicate]

Is it safe to reboot your VPS this way, or does it kill all processes directly? And if not, what is the right way?
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GRUB partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me. I don't use Linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today, finished my work and restarted it so I could go into Windows ...
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rebooting in an init script

Is it doable to get a clean reboot from in an init script? My init script may change other init scripts, including the numbered S/K script symlinks typically found in /etc/rcN.d in many Linux distros....
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“Last resort” Linux terminal command to reboot (over ssh) in case of a kernel bug?

I have a small server with Ubuntu 10.04 on it; I am manipulating this server from another computer via ssh, and I tried to use nfs on it to share files. That mostly works, until one of the clients ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue occurs:...
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Sudoers - group managing and reboot/shutdown

I've got a group (let's say name "group1", ID = 1234) and a user (let's say name "user1", ID="4321"). I want to do two things: I want that user to change passwords from other members of that group, ...
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How does auto reboot happen?

For no apparent reason, my machine is rebooting. last reboot brings lines like this: reboot system boot 3.13.0-24-generi Tue Dec 9 18:57 - 19:09 (00:11) reboot system boot 3.13.0-24-...
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I want to reboot the system once a search had been done to see that no-one is logged in

I'm working on a user menu so that when a user logs in all they get is this menu; on this menu is a selection of reboot option. I want one of the options to be reboot the system if no one is logged in....
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Limit system reboot burst

Systemd allows to automatically restart services if they have crashed. To prevent indefinite services restart it uses @StartLimitInterval@ and @StartLimitBurst@ variables. Moreover, I can reboot ...
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why does “last” command show reboots

According its own man page, the last command: shows listing of last logged in users This is exactly what I need. But why does it spam the output and list the reboots as well? I want to see who ...
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Fedora 20 freezes on reboot and poweroff

This freeze happens when I try to reboot, shutdown -r now, poweroff, shutdown -h now etc. One time it freezes on my desktop image, and the other time it freezes on the fedora logo. I am dual booting ...
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reboot in the middle of the script [closed]

I see sudo reboot in the middle of a script - meaning there are more commands after it. Is there any situation when the commands after reboot can be executed, assuming that reboot is not within an if ...
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Why doesn't this sequence of keys, using SyRq, work

I have Fedora 20, with zshell and Mate desktop. I have just come across this article about using SysRq keys, but they don't give the results shown there. I am using Alt with the key marked "Home" ...
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Why does my systemd unit fail to run on server reboot?

I'm having troubles getting a systemd service unit file to run correctly when the server reboots. This server is a fresh CentOS 7.0.1406 install. I'm trying to set it up with multiple Apache httpd ...
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Reboot Redhat Enterprise Linux

How can I reboot the RHEL from CLI using the systemctl method?
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character device file (rtai_shm) disappears under runlevel=5 in fedora9 (exists when runlevel=3)

I am trying to run Realtime (RTAI) on my Linux Fedora 9 machine. For that, it is needed to have a character device file, named rtai_shm, in /dev, that takes care of shared memory. I have made this ...
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Reboot shortcut

I need to haved a shortcut on my desktop to a URL which reboots my debian server and then says "reboot successfull" in the browser, if that was the case. I do not want a putty reboot shortcut or ...
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Why does Fedora 20 request a restart after software updates?

I have a Fedora 20 installation in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Now it notifies me of "OS Updates", that "Includes performance, stability and security improvements for all users", and I have the ...
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Reboot when no network connection does not work!

I have a Raspberry Pi that I use as a NAS for my local network. It works fine, but when I turn off the router to which the pi is connected, it permanently loses the connection. To be able to connect ...
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How to prevent from automatic reboot after shutdown?

I have a problem with shutting down my systems. When I shutdown my laptop everything looks normal but after few seconds it powers on by itself. I tried to shut it down through terminal with "shutdown -...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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How to debug random reboots, with no kernel panic, of an embedded system?

I have two aValue RPC-10W1 embedded systems that reboots by themselves after 1-2 hours. Facts: The board will reboot within a time span of 1 to 2½ hours. The issue is present on two identical ...
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Solaris 10 - Is it possible to reboot a system from a startup script?

I have a Solaris 10 test guest logical domain (LDom). I plan to have the network on this be reconfigured before rebooting using a startup script in /etc/rc0.d. At the moment, when the system boots, ...
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What is the use of “magic arguments” in Linux reboot system call?

As I was reading Linux source code, and more specifically the system calls code, I came across sys_reboot implementation: http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/kernel/reboot.c#L199. 199 ...
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How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?

I'm writing a shell script in bash. At some point in the script, it detects that the machine needs to be rebooted before continuing. It issues: sudo reboot When the machine comes back up, there ...