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I would like to create an alternative booting possibility in my GRUB menu that does not start some services (listed by chkconfig) like cups.

I would use this boot during travel where I surely does not need these services and shorter bootup time is preferable. Permanent removal of such services is not an option because I could not miss them during normal daily work.

I use Mandriva 2010 with the latest updates.

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Use chkconfig et alia to configure the services in runlevel 4 as you like, then add an entry to grub that boots in it (probably by adding a 4 to the end of the kernel line).

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Thanks it is working, however it does not solve the original problem, the boot is still very slow. –  rics Oct 20 '10 at 12:42

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