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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to abandon the installation process halfway? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

thank you ever so much for your help with secure boot a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, I have another problem: I started the Gentoo installation from bootable USB. I got to the point where I had to download the tarball. Here I got stuck (downloaded one, but can't install it).

My actual question: Is it possible to abandon the install process at this point, and boot a different Linux distro from bootable USB (I just need to get a workable environment for the next few days) and either start anew or resume later? Thing is: I cannot seem to reboot (still a complete newbie).

If it is possible to abandon ship and reboot - could you advise me on how to do this? If not: Any advice on how I get out of the set up pickle I managed to get myself into?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tinifee,

You can stop and pick up where you left off any time.

At most you remount everything and do the chroot steps.
You won't have got to the chroot as you have not instarred your stage3 yet.

The steps you have completed remain completed on your hard drive.

Code:
shutdown -h now
will do a clean shutdown.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! I get "bash: shutdown: command not found", though...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I think I got it. Thank you!
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