Re: turning your computer off
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On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, jh wrote:
> Is there a best way to shut down linux and turn off your computer? I
> read in an online guide that you should press <ctrl><alt><delete>.
> When I do this and I later turn my computer on it says "last boot
> failed"...Then it installs. Is this the recommended way to turn off
> your computer?
It says "last boot failed" because ctrl-alt-del is by default mapped to
reboot, not shutdown. Since you shut the power off in the middle of the
reboot, it interprets this as failure.
There are several ways to enter the shutdown state. They have to be used
as root, for obvious reasons.
halt # May cause problems with older versions, man halt for info.
shutdown -h now
In any case, wait until the system tells you to power down. If you have
APM supported and properly configured, it may shut itself down.
And finally, if you have Magic SysRQ Key and APM support in your kernel,
pressing "SysRQ-S", waiting for Done, "SysRQ-U", waiting for Done again,
and "SysRQ-O" should do it too. This is Not Recommended.
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