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Old 07-27-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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FreeBIE live CD question


I finally got to try the FreesBIE 1.0 Live CD today. Looks great.

One question though. Is there a way to reset or switch back to Windows?

Because I did not see a location or a button that says restart machine into Windows or anything like that. I had to manually turn off my PC which is kind of a bad thing for a computer.

Im a newbie at this so I would appreciate the help at this.

***I even tried KNOPPIX and that had an option of shut-down or restart the machine back into Windows, but I donbt know about this Live FreeBSD CD.

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Old 07-27-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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You remove the CD and then use the shutdown command to reboot.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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Yep, just open a command prompt and type "shutdown -h now" to halt the machine or "shutdown -r now" to reboot it. You can even just type "reboot" if that is easier to remember.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:15 PM   #4
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But in the FreeBSD Live Cd, where is the Command line located in?

And so before doing that command, I first have to remove the CD? Is that correct?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:44 PM   #5
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You will not be able to remove the CD... it should be mounted.

Do you have access to a terminal? xterm or anything?

If you are in Xwindow you can press <ctl><alt><f1> to get back to the main prompt area. But I think there probably is a terminal you can access from the menus.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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I remember seeing XTerm or something and it said

root@freebsd:

But I dont know. Someone please tell me what do to. I cant have my system just turned off like that manually.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:59 PM   #7
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Okay, that is a command prompt... or shell prompt in proper unix speak.

Just type the following line:
shutdown -r now

And there you do... take the CD out before it is read or it will start again. You have to wait till after it starts the reboot because it will be locked as long as the CD is mounted.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:10 PM   #8
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oK, so do I type the shutdown- r command before or after I remove the CD from the Drive?

And, what if I want to just shutdown the machine, what command would that be?


Do I need to ignore the root@freebsd thing?

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Old 07-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #9
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You type it before you remove the cd.

You would change the -r to a -p (for powerdown) or -h (for halt) if you wanted to shut the computer down.

root@freebsd is your prompt... it just lets you know it is ready to take a command.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:59 PM   #10
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I took out the CD and then typed the shutdown -r command and it gave me the following error:

Input/Output error

This was done in xterm
 
Old 07-27-2004, 10:02 PM   #11
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Maybe I wasn't clear the three other times I said this. Do not remove the CD until after the computer starts to reboot.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 10:26 PM   #12
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Oh ok, I appologize. Well, I will try another attempt, but not today.

And where could I locate OpenOffice, I guess its not installed on CD because I tried looking everywhere for it.

Anyone could shed some light on this? Thanks

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Old 07-28-2004, 06:27 PM   #13
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Im getting very pissed at the moment now. (not at you guys)

I tried it WITH the CD in the drive (shutdown -r) without the (), and I came up with this in XTERM:

[-] [-h] I -r I -k [-o] [-n] time warning message.......] something like that. What the heck is going on?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 06:52 PM   #14
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the time argument is probably what you missed, try this

shutdown -r now

good luck.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 08:20 PM   #15
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Well PEACEDOG........

i guess your right. Take a look.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...-shutdown.html



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