Red Hat Linux Server Shutdown

Character Screen:

To access the character screen from the server console, push the following keys at the same time: CTRL+ALT+F2

Server Shutdown:

  1. Login as root
  2. From the # prompt enter the who command to display who is on the system
  3. Make sure everyone is logged off the system except the root user
  4. Enter one of the shutdown commands below:
    shutdown -h now (shutdown and power down now)
    shutdown -r now (shutdown now, then reboot)