My computer doesn't shutdown completely

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sun Jan 3 11:40:20 UTC 2016

On Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:27:27 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>Take a look at the log files were stopping services, unmounting or
>anything else hung.
>journalctl -r -b -1
>                 ^^ change this number, until you found a boot that
>                 didn't finish
>-1 is for the last, not the current boot, IOW showing the last
>shutdown. On my machine the order is a mess, since I sometimes use
>systemd-nspawn to run installs in a container.
>With the string command you could search the binary thingy using
>commands such as grep, example, search for "foo":
>strings /var/log/journal/*/system.journal | grep -i foo

My apologies, forgot to mention that this is only needed, if you access
your install when systemd (journalctl) isn't available.

journalctl -r -b -1 | grep -i foo

works too, as long you can boot your Ubuntu and systmed (journalctl) is

>Good luck, I never could solve an issue by using journalctl.

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