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Download Source: http://download.initng.org/initng/v0.6/initng-0.6.10.2.tar.bz2
Download Startup Scripts: http://download.initng.org/initng-ifiles/v0.1/initng-ifiles-0.1.5.tar.bz2

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Introduction to Initng

According to initng's site, initng is a full replacement of the old and in many ways deprecated sysvinit tool created by Jimmy Wennlund. It is designed to significantly increase the speed of booting a unix-compatible system by starting processes asynchronously. Development is now handled by a team from all around the world.

Project Homepage: http://www.initng.org/

Dependencies

Required

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Note

Before compiling initng, make sure to uninstall any previous version of initng. Otherwise the linker might pick up the wrong library causing funky and unpredictable results.

Non-Multilib

Compile the package:

mkdir build &&
cd build &&
cmake .. &&
make

Install the package

make install


Compile Startup Scripts (initg-files):

mkdir build &&
cd build &&
cmake .. &&
make

Install Startup Scripts

make install

Multilib

32Bit

ToDo

N32

ToDo 

64Bit

ToDo


Bootloader Configuration

LILO

Edit lilo.conf and add the line append="init=/sbin/initng" after the image specifier.

Sample LILO entry:

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux-initng
append = "init=/sbin/initng"
read-only

GRUB

Edit the grub configuration (/boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst) and append init=/sbin/initng to the kernel entry.

Sample GRUB entry:

title linux-initng
 root (hd0,1)
 kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro init=/sbin/initng

You can choose the runlevel, and add/remove one service/daemon this way:

Sample GRUB entry:

title linux-initng at runlevel named single with system/modules and without net/lo
 root (hd1,0)
 kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro init=/sbin/initng runlevel:single +system/modules -net/lo

Initscripts

If you are installing initng for the first time, you can use genrunlevel to automatically generate the default runlevel based on installed applications:

genrunlevel --all

Adding services or daemons to your runlevels: To enable sound on boot, and load and save the mixerstate on shutdown and boot, you would run:

ng-update add service/alsasound default
ng-update add service/alsasound/mixerstate default

Alternately, you can edit /etc/initng/default.runlevel or /etc/initng/runlevel/default.runlevel to change services in your default runlevel.

Register as an initng user

To show your support, add your name and a comment to the user list.

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