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Old 08-15-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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running scripts at boot

I am using pclinux .92 jr.

I have a script i want to run at boot,I have seen other posts that say to put the script in rc.local but that does not exist in pclinux.

How can i get this script to run at boot?


Old 08-15-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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Put it in any script, or create a new script, in your /etc/rc.something directory. The /etc/rc.... directory/directories include scripts that are run at boot. Some distributions have /etc/rc.local and some don't - but the rc-directory usually holds at least some scripts that are run at boot time, and in most cases you can simply write your own and put it there.
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Thanks for the reply!

I have tried putting the script in the rc.local directory but it doesn't run.

There must be a config file some where that tells the os what scripts to run.

Old 08-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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If you can't figure out how to run scripts by the way discuted above, you can, at least, ask to root's crontab to run it at boot time:

root@localhost # crontab -l
@reboot /path/to/your/script
root@localhost #
This special time specification "@reboot" replace the 5 initial time and date fields.

Personally, I think this is a work-around. Others may have the opinion it is just another feature. Would be nice if you figure out how to do this using the default startup schema for your distro.

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