How to change the "Power down" message

Posted on 2003-03-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
When I run shoutdown on my RH 7.3 server the final message says "Power down". I have apm support disabled in the kernel, so the message stays there, and thats how I want it. I would like however to change the message from "Power down" to something more meaningful to the end users, like "Safe to power off - Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart.." , etc. Is that possible?
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naccad earned 400 total points
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Actually that messages is part of the kernel image.
The only way to change it is to hack the kernel source
The exact location is (on a RH73 system)

/usr/src/linux-2.4/kernel/sys.c (linue 353 to be exact).

The other is of course to edit the init scripts
Look at /etc/init.d/halt and the directory /etc/rc0.d

in rc0.d, all the K scripts run 1st and then the S scripts
for example


and so on.


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