Reboot Issue

  • If this question has been asked and answered, I apologize for asking again.  Hopefully, it's an easy question.  I am in the process of upgrading my pfSense boxes to new(er) hardware.  A problem I was having on one of the old boxes I am now having on the new(er) one: when I reboot the system, it shuts dows to the "Uptime" message and hangs.  I have to physically press the Reset button to get it to reboot.  Needless to say, that is a pain since my gateways are not conveniently located.  Any clue what could be causing this?  I had originally assumed it was a hardware issue with the old machine, but this machine had no problem rebooting from other OS installations so I am now at a loss.  Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

  • Jump into the BIOS and try some different power management settings.  In the goal to appear to save power, they have been doing lots of odd things in APIC lately.

  • My first thought as well, but I've tried every conceivable permutation to no avail.  I do suspect hardware issues though.  It's an ASUS P5S800-VM motherboard and the net is full of complaints about this or a very similar problem with this board and several versions of Unix/Linux.  Many complaints, but no solutions.  I picked up three of these for this particular purpose and now I suspect they're essentially junk.

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