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During Linux boot, where does “init” execute from?

I am new to Linux, and trying to get a definitive understanding of the Linux boot processs, before attending a Linux Server Admin class starting in June. Setting up the Question: During Linux boot, ...
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Issues with init script services - Ubuntu 12.10

During boot, I get a series of messages like modem-manager: ... modem-manager: ... . . . I tried disabling this feature with sudo update-rc.d -f remove modem-manager remove EDIT: The output I ...
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How can I run a command after boot? [duplicate]

I would like to run the simple shell command echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq at each boot, to enable the sysrq keys. When in boot should this be done, and where should I put a script to do it?
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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Files in /etc/init - are all files executed or just the ones with conf extension?

I have some files in /etc/init that I am still testing. As far as I know all files in that directory is executed on boot. My doubt is: does it apply to every *.conf file or to all of them? What if I ...
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How to disable CTRL-C during init process?

I have set up a kiosk system with Linux Debian Wheezy. After booting a user gets logged in automatically, executing startx through /etc/inittab. Problem is that people could shutdown the machine or ...
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What is the `/etc/hostname` used/required for?

I found in the /etc/hostname my IP-address, than I deleted it and each time I use sudo - I get a message and a system email sudo: unable to resolve host (none) or if in the /etc/hostname is saved ...
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How can grub pass any custom variable into system enviroment?

I want to identify which menu entry has been lauched in rc scripts. So is it possible to pass any variable into my system via kernel argument?
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Who modifies `/etc/init.d/.depend.start` in openSUSE 11?

Where are the dependency data taken from? Which process modifies the .depend.* files and under which circumstances does this happen?
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Is it safe to backup init.d and rc*.d

is it possible to backup init.d and rc*.d (i.e. rc3.d) normally? just copying and adding .backup extension? I don't want to mess with the symbolic links. I'm deactivating unnecessary processes (e.g. ...