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    Default Understanding opensuse init process

    OS opensuse 12.3 x64; KDE

    I am trying to get an understanding of the opensuse init process on boot - how opensuse boots linux through the different run levels. I am used to systems which use rc.sysinit which opensuse doesn't have. Can someone point me at a comprehensive, in depth description of how opensuse boots?

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    Default Re: Understanding opensuse init process

    On 03/19/2014 10:26 AM, ska589 wrote:
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    > OS opensuse 12.3 x64; KDE
    >
    > I am trying to get an understanding of the opensuse init process on boot
    > - how opensuse boots linux through the different run levels. I am used
    > to systems which use rc.sysinit which opensuse doesn't have. Can someone
    > point me at a comprehensive, in depth description of how opensuse boots?


    Google "systemd" and prepare to read for days.



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    Default Re: Understanding opensuse init process

    Alternatively, look at how the decision to move from init to systemd was debated in Debian: https://wiki.debian.org/Debate/initsystem/

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    Default Re: Understanding opensuse init process

    On 2014-03-19 16:26, ska589 wrote:
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    > OS opensuse 12.3 x64; KDE
    >
    > I am trying to get an understanding of the opensuse init process on boot
    > - how opensuse boots linux through the different run levels. I am used
    > to systems which use rc.sysinit which opensuse doesn't have. Can someone
    > point me at a comprehensive, in depth description of how opensuse boots?


    There is an openSUSE reference book which explains it. Up to version
    12.3 you can download it as a package, both in pdf form or as html.

    On 13.1, however, you can only see it online, at
    http://activedoc.opensuse.org/book/opensuse-reference.

    However, the page is IMO badly organized, compared with the old
    doc.opensuse.org. There is no complete table of contents, for instance.

    You can download a PDF version of the book, but it does not have a table
    of contents, either, so searching for the chapter that I know is there
    is quite difficult. There are links in the PDF to sections of the book,
    that instead of linking to the PDF, links to the html instead.

    Have a look at these chapters, they explain your question:

    Chapter 7. Booting a Linux System
    Chapter 8. The systemd Daemon
    Chapter 9. The Boot Loader GRUB
    Chapter 10. The Boot Loader GRUB2

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    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Understanding opensuse init process

    freedesktop.org has some useful documentation

    http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/

    It is quite easy to read IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 03/19/2014 10:26 AM, ska589 wrote:
    >
    > OS opensuse 12.3 x64; KDE
    >
    > I am trying to get an understanding of the opensuse init process on boot
    > - how opensuse boots linux through the different run levels. I am used
    > to systems which use rc.sysinit which opensuse doesn't have. Can someone
    > point me at a comprehensive, in depth description of how opensuse boots?


    Google "systemd" and prepare to read for days.
    LOL. Sad, and completely true.

    In addition to the other good links already provided, I found the Fedora and Arch wikis to be pretty informative:

    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Systemd


    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd

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