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Slackware Interactive Boot Scripts

slakbootIBS (Slackware Interactive Boot Scripts) is an enhanced set of replacement boot scripts for the Slackware Linux distribution. It includes a set of control and dispatch tools for configuring and booting with colorized interactive scripts. The new boot process allows the operator to select or skip start-up components in realtime. It facilitates debugging of startup problems and allows operators to maintain a common baseline to support several local configurations or multiple servers with a single set of scripts.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Jan 2008 09:00

    Release Notes: A new release of the emit (shell or GUI) interactive screen prompts and rendering engine was included. The rc.M and rc.inet2 scripts were upgraded to add better hotplug support with cleaner HAL/udev daemon startup logic. The new boot time interactive scripts can now support a wider range of customized Slackware configurations.

    •  14 Jul 2007 10:15

      Release Notes: The boot scripts and were upgraded to support Slackware 12.0 additions. They are still backward compatible with Slackware versions 8 - 11.0. rc.S was upgraded to support encrypted volumes. Support for D-Bus messaging and the hald udev daemon was added.

      •  27 Jan 2007 02:56

        Release Notes: This release adds sendmail support for the SASL authentication server. It fixes rc.sendmail to correctly invoke /bin/killall. It fixes an rc.inet1 bug where a restart of syslogd could leach out a screen disrupting message. rc.udev has been upgraded to conform to the IBS screen format. Full paths have been added to rc.6 binaries, so if the environment is trashed or compromisd, you can shutdown safely. rc.mysql has been upgraded with better message formatting. The script is now smart enough to dispatch either safe_mysqld or mysqld_safe.

        •  18 Dec 2006 07:04

          Release Notes: A sendmail support for sasl authentication server was added. A bug was fixed in rc.inet1 where a restart of syslogd could leak out a terminate message, disrupting the screen. The rc.udev script was upgraded to conform to the IBS screen display format. Full paths were added to rc.6 script binaries, so you can still shutdown safely in a case where the environment has been trashed or sabotaged. rc.mysql was upgraded with better status and error message formatting. The script is now smart enough to look for either safe_mysqld or mysqld_safe startup scripts.

          •  19 Oct 2006 18:23

            Release Notes: Upgraded boot scripts and to support the Slackware 11.0 Distribution. IBS is still backward compatible with Slackware versions 7 - 10.2. Support has been added for udev and firewire initializations, as well as for Sendmail 8.13.x. Scripts will now handle the display of style Linux versions.


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