How do I get an Intel Edison with Arduino breakout board to do a safe shutdown without opening a shell and issuing a "shutdown -P now"?
For example on BeagleBone Black, I just press the "power" button, and the BeagleBone executes the "poweroff" command.
However on the Edison with Arduino breakout board, the power button apparently does about 4 different things, none of which initiate a safe shutdown:
(source: https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-23454 )
Am I missing something?
You can power the Edison down with the PWR button. You have to press and hold it for a while and you will see how the Edison is powered down. To power it up just press and hold the PWR button again. If you have a terminal session open while doing this process you will see how the Edison boots once it is powered up when using this method.