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Old 10-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Changing Startup Process


I'm running Slackware 10.2 and I want to tinker with the startup process. I have a Firewire hard disk that I use for my backup device and I want to make it available at boot.

My present startup process tries to load all of the file systems in fstab before the device driver is loaded and hence, sda1 is not found to be a valid drive.

I need to run rescan-scsi-bus and then mount sda1. How might I go about doing that?

Old 10-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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I would just add a mount command in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. This file is checked for the execute bit (so make sure it's executable), and ran from the /etc/rc.d/rc.M startup script. It is run at the end of the bootup process, at which point all drivers should be loaded.
Old 10-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, Pablo, worked like a charm.


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