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Manage System Startup and Boot Processes on Linux with Upstart

Feb 08, 2011, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"Want to start, stop, and manage services on your Linux box? Then you need to familiarize yourself with Upstart and take control of your startup and boot processes on Linux.

"When Linux boots up, the first process that runs is called init. From there, init takes the task of starting up system processes. But which init? Turns out, there are several flavors of init, and it depends on which Linux distribution you're using and how modern the release is. Let's take a look at some of the backstory. BSD, System V, Upstart and systemd init, Oh My...

"You might think that the way that the system starts would be fairly well-agreed upon between Linux distributions. Unfortunately, that's not been the case and may not be the case for some time."

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