Probably, the easiest way is this:
Go to Start –> Run and run command cmd to open command line window
Run this command
shutdown -s -t 1800
That’s it. Your PC will be shutdown after 30 minutes.
The same way you can reboot/shutdown Windows PC via remote desktop.
AS I already wrote I made a small upgrade of my home PC: I boutgh LCD display and new hard drive. I installed the hard drive as a master and an old one as slave. The problem was I had two OS on the old disk – Linux and Windows and used GRUB as boot loader. After adding new hard disk and installing Windows there I couldn’t boot Linux anymore. I had to change boot options in BIOS to boot from slave disk and use Linux. It was terrible! Thanks to Yoshinori K. Okuji for excellent tool GRUB. I just loaded GRUB shell:
[root@maverik ~]$ grub
chose root (hd0 – master, hd1 – slave, but because I booted from slave it’s hd0 and master – hd1):
grub> root (hd0,5)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
and copied GRUB files to the master hard drive:
grub> setup (hd1,5)
As result I can boot new or previous version of Windows and Linux! Thanks to GRUB and Linux 🙂
To mount some USB drive do following:
- create a new mount point:
- add row
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat auto,iocharset=utf8,user 0 0 into /etc/fstab
Note: parameter users allows to mount USB drive under non-root account!