[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI boot problem

Volker A. Brandt vab at bb-c.de
Mon Mar 28 13:27:23 UTC 2011

Nikola M. writes:
> On 03/28/11 01:31 PM, Toomas Soome wrote:
> in opensolaris based distributions you *can* now use reboot as well,
> which was updated to be safe, but its *not* safe for solaris 10 or older
> ones.  if its still too hard to understand, you can always just use
> shutdown from gnome system menu....
> > 
> > and still, if you wanna have linux commands, just use linux.
> Agreed.
> Just we need to think of expanding user base,admin and dev base
> and init X does not remind me on halt.
> Perheaps to make turnoff alias for init 5 (or 6)?
> Do you think that present halt command could be made to shutdown power
> to machine by default in OpenSolaris based distributions?
> Or to change shutdown default behavior?
> I think present reboot command can not shut down machine or I am wrong?

There are two "families" of commands:

 - init and shutdown (shutdown is a script that calls init)
 - halt, poweroff, and reboot (they are hardlinks to one binary)

Please look at:

  halt(1M)  (the same man page as poweroff)

Regards -- Volker
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