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I have 12.04 x64 server installed on a new ironsystems (super micro board) machine. Anytime I try to reboot the machine (I've used reboot, shutdown -r, init 6) the machine shutsdown instead of rebooting. I need to deploy this machine to a datacenter so not being able to reboot is kind of an issue. Any suggestions?


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I've got the same issue. Did you ever figure anything out? – PherricOxide Oct 31 '12 at 22:16
Bit late for you probably, but the following fixed my problem: – PherricOxide Oct 31 '12 at 22:57
possible duplicate of Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again – Eric Carvalho Jul 1 '14 at 13:49

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