Saturday, 15 March 2014

"Reboot even if system utterly broken" - Linux

This must be an excellant functionality in linux but unknown to most of the newbies. It confirms the fact that Linux is a fantastic operating system that allows you to learn more than doing :-)

What if your linux operating system gets frozen leaving you know idea what to do ? Hard reset ? :o 

Apart from doing a hard shutdown/restart of your Linux machine, you can gently do a safe restart by the following trick.

Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc (SysRq) + reisub

Orelse you can do a safe shutdown by pressing,

Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc (SysRq) + reisuo

You need to press and hold Ctrl, Alt and PrtSc(SysRq) buttons, and while holding them, you need to press r, e, i, s, u, b

Hope this post might be useful to Linux geeks :-)