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007. I can log in and out of my system but how do I shut it down / reboot it?




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This article is from the the Brief Linux FAQ (BLFAQ) Maintained by Neil Zanella nzanella@ganymede.cs.mun.ca

007. I can log in and out of my system but how do I shut it down / reboot it?

There are various ways. The most popular ones are logging in as root and issuing the command "/sbin/shutdown -h now" or "/sbin/halt" to shut it down or "/sbin/shutdown -r now" or "/sbin/reboot" to reboot. On most systems while using a text based console pressing the <ctrl>, <alt> and <del> keys simultaneously will also reboot the system.

 

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previous page: 006.  I have completed the installation process but upon reboot I get a LI prompt or a bunch of zeros and ones.
  
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next page: 008.  I have shut down my system with the "halt" command and gotten to a message saying "System Halted" but why is my computer still on?