[Bug 1464917] Re: reboot hangs at 'Reached target Shutdown'

Gregory Kramida algomorph at gmail.com
Fri May 13 12:04:40 UTC 2016

Dear all, turns out, my system was suffering from completely different
bug with similar symptoms. It was a problem with the motherboard BIOS. I
upgraded the BIOS and the bug went away. I'm taking myself off the
mailing list for this bug.

If you're suffering from a similar issue even after the fix in Xenial,
try upgrading your BIOS. If that doesn't help and you're on a desktop,
try clearing CMOS with the jumper (not through the menu) after the
successful BIOS upgrade.

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  reboot hangs at 'Reached target Shutdown'

Status in systemd:
Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  This bug is resolved.  Do not follow up to this bug.  Shutdown bugs
  are specific to the software installed and its configuration.  If you
  are experiencing a shutdown hang, please file a separate bug report
  and follow the debugging instructions described in the "Debugging
  boot/shutdown problems" section of
  /usr/share/doc/systemd/README.Debian.gz to check if there are any
  hanging jobs at shutdown. Capturing a screen photo of "journalctl -b"
  in the rescue shell might be enlightening.

  [Original report]
  I rebooted my 15.04 system, and found it hanging indefinitely at the plymouth shutdown screen.  Hitting esc to reveal the console showed a normal set of shutdown messages, ending with 'Reached target Shutdown' (paraphrased from memory).

  The system never rebooted on its own.  I had to use SysRq to finish
  the shutdown.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: systemd 219-7ubuntu6
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-20.20-generic 3.19.8
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-20-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sat Jun 13 11:53:10 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-09-24 (1723 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
  MachineType: LENOVO 2306CTO
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.19.0-20-generic root=/dev/mapper/hostname-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: systemd
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2014-12-06 (189 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 10/25/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: G2ET97WW (2.57 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 2306CTO
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Defined
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG2ET97WW(2.57):bd10/25/2013:svnLENOVO:pn2306CTO:pvrThinkPadX230:rvnLENOVO:rn2306CTO:rvrNotDefined:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 2306CTO
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X230
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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