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Well i Disagrre with that because if you shut down your computer like that you goin to scratch your Hard Drive and your goin to mess up your clusters and wont work for nothing
No it won't. Once Linux has been stopped, it parks the hard drive for you. As in old versions of Windows when it used to say "It is now safe to turn off your computer".
Just to verify what sirpelidor said:
ok , i just tried redhat 9.0 and i see it works, dunno if 8.0 can shut down or not.
Redhat 8 used to shut down fine for me, so follow what he says and it should work
I'm having a problem shutting down SuSE 9 professional. The spalshscrean (?) comes on with the 'shut down progress bar' going across the screen. That is until it gets about 95% of the way across, then it stops myteriously waiting for God knows what.
Now I'm sure there is a way to see what is going on 'behind the scenes' as it were, that tells what's going on and where it got hung up. Anybody know how to go about solving the mystery of why a newly installed SuSE 9 enjoys running all the time.
As a side line: part of the reason I went to linux is that my girlfriend was getting pretty upset at winDOZE allways crashing while she watched movie trailers on the web. Now we have the opposite problem, we can't get it to shut off!
Guys who wrote this letters were probably right in most situations, but id didn't work for me to write in lilo.conf "acpi=on".But this one worked : "acpi=force".
Just log as root, edit in emacs or KWrite lilo.conf. change this line and close.editor with changes.
After that type "lilo" as command in shell.Reboot and that's it!Good luck!