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Old 04-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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/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
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 04-20-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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I have yet to see a distro that does not have /etc/inittab....???
 
Old 04-21-2009, 06:17 AM   #5
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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!
 
Old 04-21-2009, 06:43 AM   #6
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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!)
 
Old 04-21-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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Talking 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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