Custom Task During Bootup
We are running RHEL 5.2 on vmware. What we are trying to do is to have a custom task that gets executed during the boot process. This custom task will -
1) make partition(s) on a new slave drive (hd space allocated manually outside of the original image) - fdisk would work (as is part of distro)
2) make filesystem - mkfs.ext3 on target partition(s)
3) create directory and allow access - like chmod 777
4) mount target partition
5) copy certain files/directories onto the target partition from a separate source partition.
I am thinking about putting a script in rc3.d to achieve these tasks. However, it seems to me that most tasks in executed by the init process during boot time are programs/services whereas I am just looking to execute a script during the boot process. I am wondering if there is another place where I can place my script or the init program is where I should have it.
Thanks in advance.