This article covers methods to reboot the Linux Mint. If you want to shut down your Linux Mint instead of rebooting, Learn How to Shutdown Linux Mint 20 .
Rebooting is the same as restarting, and close enough to powering off and then turning off your device. The purpose is to close and reopen the operating system. Resetting, on the other hand, means taking the device back to the state in which it left the factory. Resetting wipes all your personal data.
The systemctl command accepts, among many other options, halt (halts disk activity but does not cut power) reboot (halts disk activity and sends a reset signal to the motherboard) and poweroff (halts disk acitivity, and then cut power). These commands are mostly equivalent to starting the target file of the same name.
To reboot Linux:
1. To reboot the Linux system from a terminal session, sign in or "su"/"sudo" to the "root" account.
2. Then type " sudo reboot " to reboot the box.
3. Wait for some time and the Linux server will reboot itself.
To shut down Linux Mint:
Execute the following command:
sudo chmod u+s /sbin/shutdown
You will be prompted for your root password. After that, you're done and can type "exit" to exit out of the Terminal.
Linux Commands to Shutdown and Reboot the System:
1. Linux shutdown / reboot command. On Linux, like all tasks, the shutdown and restart operations can also be done from the command line.
2. "shutdown" command.
3. "reboot" command.
4. "halt" command.
5. "poweroff" command.
6. REISUB - R E I S U B key strokes.