View Full Version : Linux Shutdown Problems

Ash M
24-12-2004, 08:37 AM

I'm running an FC2 system, with no X installed. When I login as root and shut the system down - with the command "shutdown now", it begins the shutdown procedure fine.

But after it has sent processes the TERM signal, it just goes to a prompt that looks 'something' like


And waits for me to type....

Any ideas?

24-12-2004, 09:06 AM
have you tried shutdown -h now ?

24-12-2004, 12:50 PM
I tend to use 'halt' and 'reboot' because they don't need any command line args.

Graham L
24-12-2004, 02:00 PM
The strange prompt you are getting is from a minimum single-user (no password root level) session. It's intended for repairing the system. You could type halt to that prompt but it's quicker to do it from your normal running mode. :)