Re: Two questions (startup stuff and monitor settings)

Subject: Re: Two questions (startup stuff and monitor settings)
From: Evan Read (
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 23:00:57 MDT


I used ksysv and found NFS running at runlevel 3.

Would it be safe to just "cut" the script outta there?

Also, does the number of the runlevel determine its order of booting?

Thanks... very big help.

On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, you wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Evan Read wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Two questions.
> >
> > One: When I last installed YDL, I forgot to turn off the NFS stuff and now when
> > I start up, all the NFS related stuff fails. I actually want to switch it off
> > ant start up and was hoping there was a nice easy way to selectively stop stuff
> > loading at startup.
> I'll try to field your first question...
> When linux is booting, it runs a bunch of shell scripts contained within
> the /etc/rc.d/ directory. These scripts start or kill various services,
> which are usually indicated by the name of the script. Which folder of
> scripts (rc3.d or rc5.d) gets executed depends on which init level you start
> up in (see /etc/inittab). The scripts within each folder are executed in
> alphabetical order.
> Another thing to note is that each script is really a
> symlink to a master script in /etc/init.d/ This method allows you to
> rename and remove these scripts (from the /etc/rc.d/rc#.d/ directories)
> arbitrarily.
> Likely, one of these is labelled S##nfsfs. You will want to rename it to
> K##nfsfs. On the other hand, you can run ksysv as root, which allows you
> to do all the above graphically, which is what I recommend.
> -Ben Karas
> ps. I hope I didn't confuse anyone and I profusely appologize if I got a
> detail wrong.

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