Python Community Server: The Linux Booting Process Unveiled

[ Thanks to Roberto
for this link. ]

“In this article we will explore how most Linux distributions
boot, in some detail. I haven’t seem many full explanations of
this, and it’s not terribly complex, although it is somewhat

“I will use a Red Hat 9 system to explain it, but most
distributions should be almost the same… except Slackware and its

“While almost everyone uses what’s called a SystemV init setup,
Slackware and derivatives use a BSD init (like FreeBSD, OpenBSD and
*BSD, of course :-), which is different…”


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