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How does linux start up work?


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Linux startup scripts are usually in /etc/init.d/ Then a symbolic link is placed in /etc/rcX.d where X is the runlevel the system is starting in. We start in runlevel 2. So linux starts all the scripts in /etc/rc2.d that begin with the letter S. Their order is determined by the number following S. So /etc/rc2.d/S05myscriptA starts before /etc/rc2.d/S50myscriptB Now for our system the /etc folder is a writable image residing in RAM of /.readonly/etc So if you want your script to be permanent place it in /.readonly/etc/rc2.d You can google linux startup scripts to learn all the gory details of how linux starts up.
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