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Old 11-20-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hi there, I'm aving a little issue with FreeNAS 7, when I select the shut down option from the guy the system do it, but the computer does not shut down, no matter how long I wait I keep on hearing the noise of the fun spinning. The used to shut down normally with WinXP, but I don't know where to look at in the BIOS, or in the system.
That is particularely annoying cause I don't know when I can switch off via physical button, and I'm always in fear of causing damages to the hard drive.

The mother board is a MSI 945 CGM 478 but I have it hooked to the network by a Kraun KR.X5

I know there is a newer version of FreeNAS 7 that is NAS4Free, but I have some data on the NAS and I haven't backed it up yet, so I'm waiting for the free space needed for the backup before trying to update, 'cause I'm not that expert and I fear I could mess things around, lose my data and be sorry, so I prefer being safe atm and keep using FreeNAS 7.
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Is the power light and hard disk activity light still on?
Does Freenas have any power options in it?
I'm thinking maybe it's defaulting to sleep mode rather then shutting off.
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Hello,

From FreeNas's forum: General NAS-Central Forums • View topic - FreeNAS not shutting down
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That is either an incompatibility in ACPI or APM, which makes the OS fail to actually switch off the box (And the box either reboots or waits forever for power-down), or a bug in the FreeNAS shutdown script, which causes the shutdown to fail.
Maybe you can get more information by connecting a monitor before shutting down.
Don't know how proficient you are on the commandline, when you remount all physical disks read-only, you can safely pull the plug. But I don't know how to do that on BSD.

BTW, I think you'd better seek for help on a FreeNas forum. This forum is about dedicated NAS hardware (and their firmware), while FreeNas is actually a FreeBSD distro for generic PC's.
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