Previous Next Table of Contents

3. Boot time control

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:

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:

Previous Next Table of Contents