Shutting down the VM

  • You can shut down the VM by pressing control-c at any time in the terminal where gemvm is running. This does a clean ACPI shutdown (similar to pressing the soft power button), but it’s best to stop any programs that are running first, especially data reduction scripts. If the OS is still booting when you press ctrl-c, you will have to wait for that to complete before the shutdown starts, after which it should only take a few (~5) seconds.
  • Occasionally, if something goes wrong with the boot or shut-down sequence, GemVM might time out and return you to the command prompt, with QEMU still running as a background process. See Time-Outs.