Re: [mu SETUP] booting without bootdisk

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 14:57:52 CEST

Rudolf Harney wrote:

> - if the system comes up, it asks me
> *do you want syslogd support?
> *do you want SCSI devices support?
> *do you want to configure a domain server?
> *do you want to setup your local time from a remote server?
> how can I stop the system, asking me each time I reboot?

After you have answered all the questions and logged in, do
setup -s
and let it save your current configuration as "lock". Then mulinux will
come up with that same configuration every time, without asking you any
questions. If you later want to change something, e.g., install a new
addon, you run
setup -f <addon>
after you have logged in, and do 'setup -s' to save the new
> - how can I boot without having to login?

Depends on what you want to happen. I'd recommend looking at the
PowerUp-to-Bash-Prompt-Howto, available lots of places including,
for an understanding of what is going on. (You probably aren't using the
bash shell, but it applies anyway.)

That said, if you want your computer to run some program every time it
boots, you can put the command to run that program in the file
setup -f local
will offer to let you edit the file with vi. If you can't cope with vi,
just edit the file directly with whatever editor you like. You should
probably put full pathnames of any commands in /etc/rc.local, because
the PATH variable may not be properly set at that point. E.g.,
"/bin/ls" instead of just

If you want a linux command line and are just too lazy to type 'root' to
get it :-), you can edit the file /etc/inittab and on the line beginning
"c1:", replace "/bin/agetty 38400 tty1" with "/usr/bin/ile -/etc/ilerc
/usr/srv/bin/login -- root" (all on one line). That will log root in on
the first console when the
machine boots.

Stephen Isard

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