shutdown not shutting down :-(

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Sun Feb 19 02:34:03 PST 2006

Matias Surdi wrote:
> Hi, Linux-user, FreeBSD-newbie posting here.
> I've a recent installation of FreeBSD, and when I do
> # shutdown now
> It starts the shutdown process but it hangs promting for the shell path.
> I think that this could be something related to the order in which
> partitions are unmounted.
> Any idea?

Hi Matias,

no, everything is OK. 'shutdown now' brings the system to 'single
user' state. If you want to restart or power down the machine have a
look at man 8 shutdown (especially '-p' or '-r' options).


Best regards,


Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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