[systemd-devel] unable to fully halt system

Mantas Mikul─Śnas grawity at gmail.com
Thu May 2 04:01:43 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 2, 2019, 04:19 Matt Zagrabelny <mzagrabe at d.umn.edu> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm hitting an issue and I'm not quite sure the best place to debug it.
> I've got a fresh install of Debian Buster, systemd 241-3.
> and when I run "sudo halt", I'm expecting the system to power off, but it
> hangs at:
> [ OK ] Reached target Final Step.
>        Starting Halt...
> [...] Failed to remount '/' read-only: Device or resource busy
> and the system just hangs there. The root filesystem is btrfs.
> Any ideas how best to get the system to power off the whole way?

Use `sudo poweroff` instead. Running `halt` will indeed only halt the
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