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When I try to shut down after I am booted using a live USB, it always takes a long time. So I am always forced to shutdown using the power button. Why does it take that long of a time? edited: I have never waited long enough to know how long it takes to shut down I usually press the power button to shut it down after 3-5 minutes because when i shut down using window it shuts down within a minute. it is verson 11.10. i am using a microSDadapter usb, with a 2gb microSD inside

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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, Seth, Amith KK, Basharat Sialvi, Thomas W. Apr 4 '13 at 4:24

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During live usb/cd you need to press enter for shutdown/halt as it will first try to eject/unmount the device AFAIK. Have you tried pressing enter? –  sagarchalise Feb 19 '12 at 16:37
Please update your question to provide some details. What does long time mean? A minute? Twenty minutes? Do you have persistent storage enabled on the memory stick? What version of Ubuntu is this? Do you know how fast your memory stick is? What kind of computer do you use it on? –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Feb 19 '12 at 17:04
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Eric Carvalho Apr 4 '13 at 0:10

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