Gary Coulbourne on 17 Dec 2005 16:23:19 -0000

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Re: Map of boot procedure

rather what it boots and the messages those modules return. I meant a
description or block diagram of what directories and files are being
looked at and procedures are run to get the information to boot.

Most of the boot process goes by the scripts in /etc/init.d based on an order determined by the rc scripts. The latter vary depending on which init system your distro uses. I would be surprised if there weren't a FAQ concerning it, actually. If you are familiar with bash, you could read through the scripts. Ultimately, every process descends from a process called init (if you do a pstree, you'll see that every process shows that as a parent), and user logins are "child processes" of login or sshd or telnetd.

If you have specific questions, I'd be happy to help, although my experience is not really with the SUSE init. Undoubtedly, it is similar to Gentoo since if it were too different it wouldn't be compatible with much. :)

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