|Enabling an Interactive Startup in Novell/SUSE LINUX|
Posted: 21 Jun 2005
Buried in /etc/sysconfig/boot are
several options which make it easier to monitor what is going on as your Linux
system boots. Open /etc/sysconfig/boot in your favorite text editor, or
access the YaST editor by going to System -> /etc/sysconfig Editor then by
expanding System -> Boot.
- Novell Linux Desktop
- SUSE LINUX Professional
- SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server
- Open Enterprise Server
There are two options which work together to
create an interactive startup:
an interactive startup, change PROMPT_FOR_CONFIRM to "yes".
cause the system to ask whether to enter interactive startup when booting. If
interactive startup is selected, you will be prompted to confirm the start of
The option CONFIRM_PROMPT_TIMEOUT is the number of seconds
before performing the default action. Another great option is:
If set to
"yes", the system will still boot like normal.
However, pressing Ctrl-S
will temporarily pause the startup (lighting the Scroll Lock LED to indicate the
startup is paused), and Ctrl-Q will resume the startup.