During the boot process, Linuxconf is used at two places. The first time is at the end of the first boot script (/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit on RedHat systems). The command executed is
. This commands offers a menu to users. This menu has a user defined timeout (defaults to 20 seconds). If no action is taken, the machine boot by itself. Here are the options:
takes control. This allows a user to review what has scrolled on screen. Also this logs shows all the previous boot (presented by date) so one may check if something has changed from one boot to the other. Those logs are available in the normal Linuxconf user interface.
This functionality really help users. Without it, most users have are clue-less about doing the following things
This screen often cause a heavy surprise to new Linuxconf users.
Each operation mode above are associated with the following feature which are user changeable:
, it sends a signal (using telinit) to select the proper init runlevel. User never have to dig into /etc/inittab to switch the default runlevel (which is for most a pretty obscure feature).