Re: How Can I Halt System.....
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 06:56:56 +0100
> Hello, 2 questions, pls help.
> RHEL3 (Taroon)
> I boot to command prompt (Level 5 ?), I then ssh from another PC.
> 1) Can I shutdown/halt the OS from the ssh client ?
> 2) I never logged into the console on the Linux box, so login prompt is on
> the console screen
> How can I shutdown/halt the system from here (w/o logging in) ?
Both actions are the same: login as root
at the prompt you give the command
shutdown -h now
Your system will halt, it will only turn off if you have a single
If you would upgrade to RHEL4, which gives you a 2.6 kernel you will see
that a shutdown -h now will turn your machine off.
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