shutdown and reboot

Dave McCammon davemac11 at
Fri Dec 26 08:33:03 PST 2003

--- pics <picsint at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've had experience with RH Linux but am not very
> familiar with FreeBsd. For some reason, I cannot get
> the machine to reboot or to shutdown. I looked at
> the man pages for the shutdown command, and, for
> rebooting, typed #shutdown -r now. but I still have
> the same problem as I did with the reboot command:
> ...
> Saving firewall state tables:.
> Dec 23 17:08:40 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
> Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process 'vnlru'
> to stop...stopped
> and that's where it just freezes!!!
> Also, for shutdown, after printing some stuff on the
> screen, it asks me for a shell then gives me the
> shell's prompt like nothing happened.

This is shutting down to single user mode. Not halting
or rebooting the machine.

> I'm no sys admin so some help is appreciated.
> Thanks.

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