howto: add local stuff to boot

I tried to add a stanza to /etc/rc.d/boot.local but it did not get executed following the next reboot. I then tried to find documentation on the structure of opensuse boot scripts, but failed.

the boot scripts in opensuse are sufficiently different from: fedora, ubuntu, redhat, debian, (pretty much all other linuces) that one needs a tutorial or documentation to learn howto add scripting to local like one adds stuff to rc.local elsewhere.

please, give me a pointer or URL page to this topic.


openSUSE uses /etc/init.d/after.local to execute commands at the end of the init process. You have to create this file.


and how about the documentation? I still would like to read it

Or* /etc/init.d/boot.local *to add things in the very beginning of the boot process.

On 02/01/2011 09:06 AM, cuervo73 wrote:
> thanks!
> and how about the documentation? I still would like to read it

go to and fetch the 30MB
“openSUSE 11.3 documentation”…or whichever supported version you are
using (out of support also available, in the archive…)

among other things therein is a “book_opensuse_reference.pdf” though
i’ve used it as a get-to-sleep aid :wink: i’ve not been through it
all…and, exactly what you seek may or may not be included…

if it is not i’m pretty sure the “documentation team” or “wiki team”
would be happy to have a new contributor…

good luck…

[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

Thanks DenverD… I’ll have a look-see