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Old 08-20-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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shutting down and floppy


I am currently running Mandrake 10 and im a total newb and i cant figure out how to shut down properly i entered every possible command and all i can do is log out, can someone help me.

how can i get my comp to read a usb floppy?
 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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As root, you can do: /sbin/shutdown -h now to shutdown immediately or /sbin/shutdown -h 10 to shutdown in 10 seconds, etc.

To mount a USB floppy, create a directory under /mnt called, say, ufloppy (or any other name); mount the floppy using mount /dev/xxxx /mnt/ufloppy. Here, xxxx depends on your system: if you have one regular ATA drive, then linux treats your usb floppy hard drive as a second hard drive; so mount it as hdb1 or hdb2 or a higher number (depends on what was used to partition the drive).
 
Old 08-20-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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Hello!

If your using KDE or Gnome just klick the "START" Menu button [like windows] and press logout. Then you should get to the login page, but there is a RESTART and a SHUTDOWN button. Look everywhere on the screen
in terminal "poweroff" should do the trick!

Boby

Last edited by Boby; 08-20-2004 at 04:04 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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as root
"init 6" will reboot
"init 0" will halt, and shutdown
 
  


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