[CentOS] Centos 6: Dell GX270 fails to power down (but reboots)

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Thu Nov 8 12:38:28 UTC 2012

On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, Sorin Srbu wrote:

> To: 'CentOS mailing list' <centos at centos.org>
> From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos 6: Dell GX270 fails to power down (but reboots)

Have you tried to shutdown from a CL console.

$ pinfo shutdown:

SHUTDOWN(8)           Linux System Administrator’s Manual

        shutdown - bring the system down

        /sbin/shutdown [-t sec] [-arkhncfFHP] time 

        shutdown brings the system down in a secure way.  All 
logged-in users are notified that the  system  is  going 
down,  and  login(1)  is blocked.  It is possible to shut the 
system down immediately or after a specified delay.   All 
processes are first  notified  that  the system is going down by 
the signal  SIGTERM.  This gives programs like vi(1) the time to 
save the file being edited, mail and news processing programs 
a chance to exit cleanly, etc.  shutdown does its job  by 
signalling the init process, asking it to change the runlevel.

Kind Regards,



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