[ubuntu-us-mi] Booting Ubuntu

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 15:47:53 BST 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, how does one boot into runlevel 5 or is the concept of runlevels
> somehow altered or deprecated?

I'm still not clear on how to boot into a different runlevel.
Specifically, what would be nice is to not only boot into different
runlevels but also boot into "emergency mode" with the -b option.
Being able to control the way Ubuntu boots greatly helps debugging
many types of system bugs.

But from a little digging, yes, the concept of runlevels is being
deprecated.  From 'man runlevel':

       This tool is provided for compatibility with the traditional
System V init(8).  Upstart has no notion of runlevels itself, this and
the telinit(8) tool are provided to emulate their behaviour.

BTW, to change to default runlevel from 2 to 5 at boot time, change
'telinit 2' to 'telinit 5' in four places: twice in
/etc/event.d/rc-default and twice in /etc/event.d/rcS-sulogin.

- Robert

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