shutting down

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Fri Jun 2 10:26:22 PDT 2000

>  > > Now the problem: when I issue the "shutdown" command, or use 
>  > > instead of shutting down the system goes into maintenance mode with a
>  > > message like "enter root password for maintenance or ctrl-D for normal
>  > > startup". Or something like that anyway (don't have the system 
>in front of
>  > > me at the moment).
>  >
>  > this line should be in the /etc/inittab file
>  >
>  > ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -a -r now
>  >
>  > make sure that you have /sbin/shutdown also

At work we frequently disablr the ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown 
line in iittab as some users who use NT more than Linux (and on the 
same box) end up coming back from luch or the water cooler, and hit 
ctrl-alt-del to log back in...

If linux is up... they have to wait now for a reboot (grrrr)

Michael A. Peters--
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