Help getting started - How do I shutdown?

Someone want to help a noob? I’ve been trying to figure out how to shut down my pi for two hours. sudo shutdown tells me Failed to connect to bus: No such file or directory.

I was able to image the SD card, run the initial config and install programs through the launcher menus but now I’m at the command line and I’m completely lost, nothing seems to be working and I just want to know how to shut it down properly.

I managed to set up a Pi with Raspbian and do some basic stuff with it a while ago but I’m clueless where to find information on how run basic commands with DietPi.


DietPi is not an own OS. It’s a set of shell scripts on top of Raspberry OS (in your case). We just use a slim/diet version of Raspberry OS, running with reduced amount of packages. Usually all commands should work same.

Did you tried poweroff?

poweroff worked, thanks. Looks like some changes to the OS since I last played with Pi. I was going to ask if anyone knew a current resource I could use for command line syntax, but it looks like everything I need to do can be accomplished through the dietpi-launcher! I was expecting things to be rough going but this little package made it all very simple.

Thanks for the assist and many thanks to the devs lol.