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Old 09-14-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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Lightbulb choose runlevel like boot option

In my linux init is the parent process of every process. Can i give an option to choose runlevel after booting(hence not at the GRUB prompt) ???

please don't scold me..becoz this is not my project, homework, etc ...
Old 09-14-2008, 05:55 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with Backtrack linux, but on many distros, you an set the runlevel at boot time from /etc/inittab. It is different on Debian based systems, but Backtrack may use the inittab file.
Old 09-14-2008, 06:13 AM   #3
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How can it bedone in Fedora Core 5 ????

Can anyone give me a good link about this runlevel and init process ???
Old 09-14-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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The run level can be changed after boot by issuing either the "init" ot "telinit" command as root. Check the man pages for these commands on your system. On my system I would type for instance

sudo telinit 3

to change to runlevel 3


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