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    Default BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Disclaimer: this is my first post, I hope it's not considered useless

    I've used balding_parrot's video to create a persistent USB version of BackTrack4 and things work great! (I'm using it right now to write this post)

    I just have a few quick questions:
    1. How do I properly shut down everything (including power off). In a terminal "shutdown now", is that correct?
    2. Does sending something to the trash completely remove it from the USB? I want to keep this drive setup properly, but not fill it with every useless thing I download.
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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    To answer your questions (which you've basically answered yourself)

    1.) shutdown now -h (to halt) or shutdown now -r to reboot after shutdown (man shutdown for further explanations on usage)

    2.) Empty the trash bin to remove trash. You can type df at a command prompt to see your filesystem size before delete, type it again after delete
    and see the difference.

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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by skinnypuppy View Post
    2.) Empty the trash bin to remove trash. You can type df at a command prompt to see your filesystem size before delete, type it again after delete
    and see the difference.
    2.b) shift+del bypasses trash bin, it will erase the file instantly. Use with caution, though. I have the bad habit of using this every time and from time to time I erase things I shouldn't.
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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by brilong87 View Post
    1. How do I properly shut down everything (including power off). In a terminal "shutdown now", is that correct?
    I normally use: shutdown now -P (P = powerdown)

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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Snayler View Post
    2.b) shit+del bypasses trash bin...
    I think <Shift> is the right key to use here. The key you mention is right beside the anykey, and pressing it results in a core dump.
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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by xX_Spiidey_Xx View Post
    I think <Shift> is the right key to use here. The key you mention is right beside the anykey, and pressing it results in a core dump.
    LOL! That was a huge fail bus... Thanks for noticing and warning me. It's fixed now.

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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    Haha, that was hysterical. I was trying to be lame and mature. Thanks for the help gentlemen

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    Default Re: BT4 Persistent - Proper Shutdown

    l just use poweroff -f

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