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Old 01-22-2019, 03:18 AM   #1
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How to halt or back out of an installation?


How does one halt or back out of an installation?
 
Old 01-22-2019, 03:37 AM   #2
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I mean what is the shutdown command that will work during the installation (which logged me in as root)?
 
Old 01-22-2019, 05:25 AM   #3
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There is none. After logging as root you can either halt or reboot.
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:27 AM   #4
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If there is no 'cancel' button, just switch off the computer & it will put a stop to everything, but, if you have reformatted your disk, your previous files/distro/OS will be gone!

If the new system is installed, then that is your new system, but you can re install another distro in its place if you want to.

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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Didier and fatmac, many thanks.

This is a dual boot with Win7. Almost the first thing the install disk told me is that I must first have at least 2 Linux partitions prepared, before I run setup. So I wanted to stop the installation in order to get into Windows (which is installed) to set up the partitions.

Didier, after reading your reply, I said "halt," which took effect. I am guessing that I should have said "reboot." So I then turned off the computer, as fatmac suggested and am now able to get into Windows.
 
Old 01-26-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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You can Ctrl+C to get out of the installer and then run whatever commands you may need to do, whether that's halt or fdisk.
 
Old 01-28-2019, 03:41 PM   #7
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Have a read here:

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install

You can set up your partitions as part of the install process if you like.
 
  


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