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Old 10-31-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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Configure runlevels on Debian

Hi everyone,

I am trying to change to runlevel 3 but nothing happens. I am using runlevel 5, runlevel 1 and runlevel 6 (I can reboot my system). Does anyone know how can I configure my runlevels on my new Debian system?

Old 10-31-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I've copied this from my /etc/inittab (SuSE). Compare you Deb to this, then try adjustments.
# # All scripts for runlevel changes are in /etc/init.d/. #
 # This file may be modified by SuSEconfig unless CHECK_INITTAB 
# in /etc/sysconfig/suseconfig is set to "no" #  
# The default runlevel is defined here 
# First script to be executed, if not booting in emergency (-b) mode 

# /etc/init.d/rc takes care of runlevel handling # 
# runlevel 0  is  System halt   (Do not use this for initdefault!) 
# runlevel 1  is  Single user mode 
# runlevel 2  is  Local multiuser without remote network (e.g. NFS) 
# runlevel 3  is  Full multiuser with network # runlevel 4  is  Not used 
# runlevel 5  is  Full multiuser with network and xdm 
# runlevel 6  is  System reboot (Do not use this for initdefault!)
l0:0:wait:/etc/init.d/rc  0 
l1:1:wait:/etc/init.d/rc  1
l2:2:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 2 
l3:3:wait:/etc/init.d/rc  3 
#l4:4:wait:/etc/init.d/rc  4 
l5:5:wait:/etc/init.d/rc  5 
l6:6:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 6  

# what to do in single-user mode
 ls:S:wait:/etc/init.d/rc S ~~:S:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
PS: you should be able to get into runlevel 3 by opening a term window and entering the command 'init 3'. By the same token, when in runlevel 3, you can get to runlevel 5 by using the command 'init 5'.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 10-31-2004 at 01:29 PM.
Old 10-31-2004, 02:31 PM   #3
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debian by default runs under init 2.... type "init 3" if ya want 3
Old 10-31-2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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bigrigdriver : I have the same inttab with you, as with everyone. The problem is that the variables mentioned in the inittab can't find the path of my rc* scripts which were supposed to be at /etc/init.d/ folder. I have those files at /etc folder but I am afraid that if I am going to change the variables path I will lose the already working remaining runlevels.

joshbaptiste: its sure that I tried that before I submit this post....


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