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cybersam45 04-20-2009 06:07 PM

/etc/inittab
 
Hi, my first post.................

Cannot seem to find /etc/inittab under ubuntu 8.10. I remember this file from the System V days. Seems ubuntu 8.10 comes up under init state 2 (multiuser no NFS) I'd like to change it to init state 3 (multiuser w/ NFS)

Thanx for any answer.

Sam

Robhogg 04-20-2009 06:14 PM

Ubuntu and other Debian descendants do not make any real distinction between different runlevels. If you wish to use NFS, you just need to make sure that the appropriate processes are started in whichever runlevel you're using.

Hope this helps,
Rob

mrrangerman 04-20-2009 07:46 PM

Quote:

Robhogg

Ubuntu and other Debian descendants do not make any real distinction between different runlevels.
Could you elaborate a little for me. It is true that run levels 1-5 all have the same default programs that start and it's up to the admin to change them.
Quote:

cybersam45 Hi, my first post.................

Cannot seem to find /etc/inittab under ubuntu 8.10.
Welcome to LQ

I'm not sure about Ubuntu but it should still be in /etc/inittab when you cd into /etc/ do a ls inittab or ls | grep inittab and it should come up.

pixellany 04-20-2009 07:51 PM

I have yet to see a distro that does not have /etc/inittab....???

Robhogg 04-21-2009 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3515667)
I have yet to see a distro that does not have /etc/inittab....???

It does seem to be absent in recent releases of Ubuntu. I was surprised last night to find it not there on my 8.04 installation. Just checked on a box at work:
Code:

user@host:~$ ls /etc/inittab
ls: cannot access /etc/inittab: No such file or directory
user@host:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 8.10 \n \l

find / -name inittab returns nothing!

Libu 04-21-2009 06:43 AM

Theres seems to be a thread on this already:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nittab-506281/


I felt the same when they took out /etc/X11/xorg.conf from FC10. (Maybe that was a good thing!)

cybersam45 04-21-2009 07:29 AM

more research next time..........
 
[QUOTE=Libu;3516020]Theres seems to be a thread on this already:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nittab-506281/

Thanx for the info, Libu. I did try a search b4 I made that post, but it was 2 general.

Following your supplied link gave me a lotta info. Again, thanx

Sam


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