Soekris reboot Problems



  • Hi All,

    Hi I'm running on a soekris net4801
    I'm getting reboot problems lately
    i've got it on a beta 1 as well as on the 1.0-BETA1-TESTING-SNAPSHOT-1-29-06

    when I request a reboot, it shuts down correctly, but afterwords doesn't come up again at all, have to physically pull the plug and put it back up ?
    Can this be related to pfsense ?
    Anybody else have had these problems ?
    Any ideas ?

    I was able to boot on previous alpha releases

    Thanks



  • Hook up a serial cable and report the output of a reboot.



  • I've uploade to the latest test release and it's still the same :-(

    tried it a couple of times, only way to continue is to pull the plug

    pfSense will reboot. This may take one minute.

    Do you want to proceed [y|n]? y

    pfSense is rebooting now.

    *** FINAL System shutdown message from root@pfsense.byronent.com ***
    System going down IMMEDIATELY

    pfSense is now shutting down …

    Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process vnlru' to stop...done Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system processbufdaemon' to stop...done
    Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process `syncer' to stop...
    Syncing disks, vnodes remaining...0 done
    All buffers synced.
    Uptime: 1d10h31m47s

    *** FINAL System shutdown message from root@pfSense.local ***
    System going down IMMEDIATELY

    *** Welcome to pfSense 1.0-BETA1-TESTING-SNAPSHOT-2-2-06-pfSense on pfSense ***

    pfSense is now shutting down ...

    Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process vnlru' to stop...done Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system processbufdaemon' to stop...done
    Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process `syncer' to stop...
    Syncing disks, vnodes remaining...0 0 done
    All buffers synced.
    Uptime: 5m16s



  • Is that a plain soekris or does it have additional hardware expansion cards? If so what happens if you remove the additional hardware? I have seen problems with reboots (not with a soekris but once with a desktop pc) where a specific card was preventing the reboot when installed. Long time ago, don't remember anymore what kind of card that was.



  • Also make sure the power supply is in decent working shape and make sure the bios is up to date.



  • It does have a soekris extension lan1641, PCI Quad Ethernet board, and a Atheros 802.11a/b/g miniPCI card.

    Power is working correctly, switched it with another soekris box and same

    I'll try to remove either extensions



  • Nice, you seem to use it to the max  ;D
    However the additional hardware does need additional power. Make sure the PSU is not at it's limit. While performing a reset it might need a power peak from the PSU to reinitialise everything.


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