I rebooted it once more and shut it down remotely last night and all went fine.
I see you guys talking about other brand names vs. Untangle. I am still new to UT, but as I said at the beginning of this post, I really like it and I have to say, I don't see any OpenSource product that is good as UT is.
Someone mentioned Sonicwall web filter...I am not using it even though we have license for it. We are actually using OpenDNS and IPS/IDS on Sonicwall that do prevent users from accessing lets say: 4shared.com and similar types of web sites.
The reason, why I prefer OpenDNS, vs. Sonicwall is Global Management (Cloud Based) for free. All my offices are covered with OpenDNS. Otherwise, I would need to configure each Sonicwall in each office separately (web filter), as we don't have Sonicwall GMS.
Overall, I like Sonicwall and I have to say at one point, we were so close to put UT in remote offices, but than, mgmt. decision was to unify everything and stick to Sonicwall.
UT is always going to be my main UTM product to promote, especially to small business.
Glad this worked for you! Yes, we add the reboot=b to every boot option in Menu.lst. It's a standard for us. We have not seen it hurt anything on any platform. For certain hardware, it's key to making reboots work.
I have added it only on very first kernel line, not in recovery on and hardware safe. Should I add it to the remaining ones as well?
I guess, not needed, as this line kicks in in regular boot process, not the other two, right?
I actually followed post you initially had made which was referred to me by dmorris.
You only need to change the kernel entries you're going to use. If the default boot option works for you otherwise, there is no real reason to make further adjustments.
Of course, if Dell would stop customizing their bloody BIOSs and respond to standard ACPI calls, things would be much easier.
Sounds good sky-knight.
Problem again ... I have no idea why.
Simply, I am chasing ghost here, as I can not get a clue. Most of the time is OK and last night and this morning the same...hangs on reboot.
Interesting enough, I did multiple reboots and shut downs from laptop that is on wifi and no problem, but when I do it from desktop PC, problem??? Is there anything different...I guess not, but just throwing an idea.
Any other entry in kernel I could add???
Whenever Untangle updates (like from 7.0 to 7.1, etc), they overwrite the Menu.lst file. Check it, you might have upgraded and didn't know it.
It's already on 7.4.1.
I know it's not UT, but this IBM machine BIOS I have. Even though it's latest one, but sometimes it happens.
I might install Astaro 8 to see, if it happens with them.
Thanks guys for all your help.
Try with "init 0" from the console local or remote.
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