Trouble installing server

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Fri May 11 12:26:58 UTC 2007

On 5/11/07, Jan Sneep <jan at> wrote:
> Thanks, it's currently installing the desktop ... takes over an hour based
> on the count down timer that is showing.
> Eventually I also plan on not having a monitor attached. So how does one
> login remotely and do a safe shutdown? Is it possible? Is thee a keyboard
> shortcut to do a safe shutdown? Where I'm planning on putting the server it
> will be easier to bring the box to a monitor than take a monitir to the
> server.

sudo shutdown -P now <--- power-off, right now.

sudo shutdown -r now <--- reboot, right now.

Those will shutdown safely.

see "man shutdown" for all of the options.

Good luck! It sounds like you're just starting on Linux. It's a lot of
fun, but there will be quite a learning curve. I would suggest getting
a good intro book, like maybe the Official Ubuntu Book.

I have two Ubuntu desktops, one laptop and the aforementioned server.
The server primarily runs BackupPC for all the other computers (plus a
Mac), the Moin-Moin wiki and a proxy server, plus a lot of other bits
and bobs. For a *real* server (i.e., not one stuck in a closet at
home), I'd probably consider the Dapper (6.06) version because that
will be supported until 2011. The 7.04 version will be updated in
October. I had to go with 7.04 because my motherboard was too new and
not supported by 6.06.


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