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Old 04-03-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Help in init 6


hi all
When i type init 6 in the terminal, it reboots the system by unloading modules,filesystem....etc. all things are in /etc/rc... folders or anything present in kernel code...Can anyone explain the reboot process.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_intro/sect_04_02.html

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Old 04-05-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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my doubt is what happens in the BIOS once the user types init 6 in the terminal, whether OS switches to real mode when system reboots? any doc regarding this? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 03:10 AM   #4
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IIRC, once Linux goes through the shutdown process, it notifies the BIOS to reset the system and things start over from scratch in real mode with the BIOS.
 
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I found /usr/src/linux2.6.23.12/arch/i386/kernel/reboot.c. In this file, when system reboots the OS switches from protected mode to real mode. when this corresponding object file will be used? is any differnce b/w /sbin/reboot and the above specified reboot.o. Can anyone explain me.
 
  


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