So I undid the acpi=on option back to off and I guess I will have to live with the lack of battery indicator!
Cannot shut down properly. Goes into a loop at the end of the shut down process and has to be turned off manually
I presume that 'acpi=on' is in your grub.conf file.
Start your computer and in the grub start menu screen stop the timer with the down-arrow key and then the up-arrow key.
Pardus 2008 should now be selected.
At the bottom of the screen you will see the start options of Pardus.
Somewhere in that line acpi=on should be visible.
With the help of the left-arrow, right-arrow and backspace you can change acpi=on into acpi=force.
If acpi=on is NOT on the line, simply add acpi=force to the end of the line.
Then go to the end of the line and hit Enter.
Pardus will now start with these options.
You can now check the battery indicator and if the shut down process is now working.