SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I don't mean to be rude, but is there any particular reason you want to do this by editing your init scripts? If you edit your /etc/fstab appropriately, you can have various partitions only mount when you specify (as with cds/dvds/zips/floppies/etc).
Didn't see the trees for the wood, eh? We've all been there at some point (some of use are still there - I've made myself a nice little cottage coz I'm there so frequently). Just outta curiosity, which part of the boot process were you looking at? I recently (last week) had to drastically kill my machine so I will be starting afresh. Since I haven't got time to fiddle with an LFS at the moment, I was going to look into boot-processes myself...
yea... i guess i gotta use more imagination for my thread headers. i usually spend 5 mins wondering what i should put and end up putting something really lousy. geez...
well, i was looking into ALL the scripts relating to the boot process for the first time in my linux adventures. initially it looked intimidating so i approached with some trepidation. but eventually some of it made sense. the best part is that it's really well commented, thanks to Patrick. hardly need to look elsewhere to know where things are enabled/disabled or what's going on. after staring for a while, it made sense. (of course, it also meant hitting my forehead after reading Thymox's apt reminder about fstab... )
of course, that doesn't mean i can understand all of the stuff i'm looking at. a lot of it still looks like garbled nonsense to me (i know it's not... i'm just not all that familiar with scripts at the moment... )