Power off on shutdown -h

Josef Karthauser joe at tao.org.uk
Sat Feb 23 00:17:02 GMT 2002


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On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 11:00:17PM +0000, Ben Paley wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I've been trawling documentation and newsgroups for a while, but I don't=
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> really know where to look - I want to make my machine turn itself off on=
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> shutdown -h now
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> If I turn it off by hand at the switch then, when it boots next time, the=
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> BIOS thinks it's corrupted and spends ages sorting itself out (dual BIOS)=
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> The other solution is to do
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> shutdown -r now
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> and reboot to Windows and shut down from there... unsatisfactory, I think=
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> you'll agree. Can someone point me in the direction of something useful?

Yes, shutdown -p now should do it, but you may need APM compiled into
the kernel for it to work.

Joe

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