Author Topic: Cannot reboot properly [SOLVED]  (Read 2519 times)


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on: October 13, 2014, 12:03:27 PM
Hello Backbox team. Not sure if the question is in right place. Please move my thread if it's not.
Here's the problem. Today I made a clean install of Backbox 4 on a 50GB ext4 partition. Everything seems to work, but the problem arise when I want to reboot/shutdown the PC. It spins the circle forever (30 minutes actually), so I force shutdown from the cable. Don't know why happens this way, so I power on the PC and again try to shutdown it. Unfourtunately, the story was repeated. I use the 32bit version of Backbox 4. I used to run Backbox 3.13 before. This install is on newly formatted ext4 drive. If anyone can help, I can post some output of commands to find the problem. Thanx in advance and have a nice day.
EDIT: I forgot to mention, that I think this may be related to wiping the RAM on reboot/shutdown, but I'm not an expert after all, so this is just guessing.
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Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 05:38:53 PM
Hi mastaeit,
thanks for reporting.
Try hitting [ESC] (or try other keys) to exit the splash screen and get the console output, and see where it hangs.

Hope you'll solve.

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Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 05:49:08 PM
Not sure why and how, but after several reboots it was fixed by itself. If it happens again, I will try hitting esc to see what's going on. Thank you for your answer :)


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Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 08:55:33 PM

I have same issue and few other users. But only after fresh installation and 1st reboot. I got logs and we will check them.


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