Debian 10 is the newest release of the Debian flavor of the Linux operating system. This release comes with some of the most exciting and useful features while having an amazingly small size. That is why it has gained so much popularity these days. However, just like every other operating system, this one might also start malfunctioning at times. Or you may have performed a system update after which it is required to restart your system. In these scenarios, it gets mandatory for you to explore the different ways of rebooting a Debian 10 system. We will be doing the very same thing in today’s article.
Methods of Rebooting Debian 10:
For rebooting your Debian 10 system, you can pick out your favorite method out of the five mentioned below:
Method # 1: Using the Power Button in Debian 10:
For using the power button for rebooting your Debian 10 system, you have to locate the little arrow highlighted in the following image and click on it:
Clicking on this arrow will launch a menu from which you should click on the power button as highlighted in the image shown below:
This will launch a precise menu on your system’s screen from which you need to click on the Restart button. This will cause your Debian 10 system to restart exactly after one minute.
Method # 2: Using the Power Off Utility in Debian 10:
For using the Power Off utility for rebooting your Debian 10 system, you have to type reboot in your Activities search bar. Then click on the Power Off utility icon as highlighted in the following image:
Once you will do this, the very same menu as shown in the method above will appear on your screen from which you can click on the Restart button.
Method # 3: Using the “reboot” Command in Debian 10:
For using the “reboot” command for rebooting your Debian 10 system, you have to execute this command in the following manner:
Executing this command will immediately turn off your Debian 10 system and restart it.
Method # 4: Using the “shutdown” Command in Debian 10:
For using the “shutdown” command for rebooting your Debian 10 system, you have to execute this command in the following manner:
sudo shutdown –r
When you will execute this command, you will be displayed with the message shown in the image below on your terminal. This will indicate that your Debian 10 system will reboot exactly after one minute of issuing this command.
However, if you want to immediately reboot your Debian 10 system without even waiting for a minute, then you can issue the “shutdown” command in the following manner:
sudo shutdown –r now
Your Debian 10 system will immediately turn off and restart after you will execute this command.
Method # 5: Using the “init” Command in Debian 10:
For using the “init” command for rebooting your Debian 10 system, you have to execute this command in the following manner:
Your Debian 10 system will immediately turn off and reboot after issuing this command. An important point to be noted over here is that the “init” command can be used with different integer values to perform some other functions. However, the integer “6” is specifically used for restarting or rebooting your system.
By choosing any of the five methods that have been presented to you in this article, you can easily have your Debian 10 system rebooted. The first two methods are GUI-based whereas the last three are CLI-based. Therefore, this article proves to be a complete guide on rebooting a Debian 10 system for both types of users i.e. the ones who prefer CLI and others who prefer GUI.
Ayesha Sajid has secured a Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences and currently, she is doing her Masters in Information Security. She is a technical content writer by profession who has experience in working with Windows and the different flavours of Linux operating system.