There’s this file called /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. From everything I’ve
seen, it looks like this file is supposed to be run when the system
boots. The documentation says that /etc/system/sysinit is run, and that
file runs /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit providing that it (rc.sysinit) is executable.
But I’m not seeing that this script is being run. Specifically, I’ve
un-commented the code that launches the inetd, since I want to be able
to telnet/ftp into the box. But I get no inetd.
Looking at a verbose startup, there are all sorts of things about
various configuration files being run. One of them looks like it’s
running something in some subdirectory of /etc/system/sysinit, but my
/etc/system/sysinit is a file, not a directory. So maybe this is being
booted from some sort of initial ramdisk like newer Linux distributions
are? That would explain the discrepancies in the paths, but it looks
like the actual harddisk was mounted as a root partition earlier.
In case it’s not obvious, I’m a little confused. Any sort of
enlightenment regarding the system startup procedure that anyone could
offer would be very helpful.
Travis Griggs (a.k.a. Lord of the Fries)
Member: 3rd Boolean State Software Collective
“It had better be a pretty good meeting to be better than no meeting at
all”-- Boyd K. Packer