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I just did a fresh install of 13.04, after hearing great comments from people. The experience was great overall, but the only problem I have is that while rebooting, a black terminal-styled reboot comes up. All tasks had [OK] checked behind it, I'm just stuck on the "Restarting system..." so I ALWAYS have to do a hard reboot using power button. However, shutdown works just fine.

I am using a 64-bit Windows 7 dual boot config and using a Acer Aspire V3-471G. Any answer or solution will be greatly appreciated.

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as long as you don't have this problem solved, you can reboot with magic SysRq and typing [r], [e], [i], [s], [u], [b]. This way you won't have to hardware reset your machine. See more on this here: – onse Aug 21 '13 at 11:50
@onse This partially solved my problem, but is there any way that you can reboot from the UI and not using SysRq? – yan3321 Aug 21 '13 at 12:12
there should be. This is just a workaround so that your machine does not get damaged by hardware resetting. The problem is that there can be many reasons why this happens. I would advice you to check your /var/log/syslog and /var/log/kern.log to see if any errors are being logged when the system won't reboot. – onse Aug 21 '13 at 12:28

You can try this :

at terminal :

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Find the line:


and replace it by this line:


Save the changes and close the file.

sudo update-grub

Then try to restart.

Found this solutions at this website :

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Sorry, I forgot to update. it should be : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”reboot=bios” – Chris Nov 30 '13 at 16:21

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