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Old 01-20-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
Mark Weston
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Looking for an overview of startup scripts and configs

I'm four days into my new Yoper 2.1 installation - which is my first successful attempt at installing Linux - and it looks very nice so far. I've just finished getting my wireless network running - and a big thanks for the HOW-TO on the Netgear MA111 from this site - and I must say I had a very confusing time working out how to activate the card and set the IP addresses etc. at startup.

So, the subject of this message. Can anyone recommend a good overview of the startup process and what all the different startup scripts and config files are for? There's an awful lot of stuff under /etc, and there seems to be quite a bit of redundancy involved. I'd like to get a handle on it if I can, so that next time I'm installing something I don't get the feeling that I'm randomly poking stuff and hoping it works.

Thanks in advance.


(PS also looking for someone to show me how to edit a thread-title when you realise you've made a really stupid spelling mistake )

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Old 01-20-2005, 04:59 AM   #2
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as for the startup process, this might be of your interrest: from power up to bash prompt

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Old 01-20-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thanks iluvatar; that's a good start, anyway.


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