`reboot` doesn't

`reboot` doesn't

Post by Gary Colman [Staf » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Hi

I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
but doesn't reboot.
It has a PHOENIX BIOS.

Anyone else had this problem ?
Is there a workaround?

Cheers
  Gary

 
 
 

`reboot` doesn't

Post by Wood » Wed, 02 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:[Staff]) writes:
>Hi

>I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
>When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
>but doesn't reboot.
>It has a PHOENIX BIOS.

>Anyone else had this problem ?
>Is there a workaround?

What exactly happens when you issue the command?  Is there a error message, or
a permissions message or does it just do nothing?

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`reboot` doesn't

Post by Bill Nottingh » Wed, 02 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Woody said:
Gary said:
: >I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
: >When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
: >but doesn't reboot.
: >It has a PHOENIX BIOS.
:
: What exactly happens when you issue the command?  Is there a error message, or
: a permissions message or does it just do nothing?

I'd be willing to guess that his machine shuts down, shows the bios message,
spins the floppy drives, and hangs.

It's what mine does, anyways. :)
(486DX2-66, VLB mb, Phoenix BIOS as well....)

Are you running it with an ethernet card?  Perhaps a Cabletron E2142?

Bill
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`reboot` doesn't

Post by ecl.. » Thu, 03 Aug 1995 04:00:00



>Hi
>I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
>When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
>but doesn't reboot.
>It has a PHOENIX BIOS.
>Anyone else had this problem ?
>Is there a workaround?
>Cheers
>  Gary

I see the same symptom on my machine for  shutdown -r   (kernel 1.2.many,
AMI BIOS,  386 (sigh)),  with some more qualifiers:

1)  the machine always reboots when I shutdown -r  from a Linux session
started via LILO,

2)  it never reboots, just hangs, when I shutdown -r from a Linux session
launched from DOS via loadlin.

My workaround for this (minor to me) bug has always been the reset button.

 
 
 

`reboot` doesn't

Post by Jim Ha » Sat, 12 Aug 1995 04:00:00


   : >I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
   : >When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
   : >but doesn't reboot.
   : >It has a PHOENIX BIOS.

Gee, mine too.  At least the one I use at home.  It's a 386/40 of some
generic make.  Don't know who made the processor.  Phoenix BIOS.  8 Mb
RAM.  It goes through the regular "halt" sequence, then stops there.
It doesn't bother to reboot.

That's with Sl. 2.1.0

At work I run a similarly generic 386/40 w. Phoenix BIOS.  16 Mb RAM.
When I type "reboot" or "shutdown -r .." the machine goes through the
regular "halt" sequence, then when it's done, it reboots.

That's with Sl. 2.1.1

But I'm not convinced this is a Slackware version problem.  For about
two weeks at work, I ran another 386 w. 16 Mb RAM and Slackware
2.1.1.  When I typed "reboot" it would go through the regular "halt"
sequence and then stop, just like my machine at home.

I don't know what the code looks like for "reboot" but I suspect it's
triggering some hardware reset that hasn't been implemented on some
generic PC's.

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`reboot` doesn't

Post by Nicholas Sydenh » Thu, 17 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Try "shutdown -r now" to reboot and "shutdown -h now" to halt.


: >Hi

: >I have an AMD dx/4-100, on a VLB motherboard, w/12MB RAM.
: >When I run reboot, or shutdown -r my system shuts down,
: >but doesn't reboot.
: >It has a PHOENIX BIOS.

: >Anyone else had this problem ?
: >Is there a workaround?

: >Cheers
: >  Gary

: I see the same symptom on my machine for  shutdown -r   (kernel 1.2.many,
: AMI BIOS,  386 (sigh)),  with some more qualifiers:

: 1)  the machine always reboots when I shutdown -r  from a Linux session
: started via LILO,

: 2)  it never reboots, just hangs, when I shutdown -r from a Linux session
: launched from DOS via loadlin.

: My workaround for this (minor to me) bug has always been the reset button.

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1. Reboot doesn't reboot

Just a simple problem I've encountered -- with a motherboard I'm working
with, if I call /sbin/shutdown -r now the system will go down fine
but never actually reboot itself.  Is there some kind of flag or BIOS
setting that may be needed to allow the warm boot signal to take place?

--Aaron

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