sofakng
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Ubuntu 12.04 (server) - Won't turn off? (using halt command)

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (server) on my ESXi 5.0U1 server and it's mostly working fine except when I try to turn off the system using the halt command (/sbin/halt) it says "Powering off..." but the virtual machine never actually turns off.

If I use the VMware tools to shutdown the host it does turn off, but /sbin/halt worked in every other Ubuntu version and also works in Debian so it should work now...

Anybody have any suggestions?

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zXi_Gamer
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Looks like it is a bug in Ubuntu itself and has got nothing to do with VMware Tools or such. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/975867

Unless, you itself have raised the above bug, then I would be real :smileyshocked:

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