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~Init is the first process started during booting, and is typically assigned PID number 1. It is started by the kernel using a hard-coded filename, and if the kernel is unable to start it, a kernel panic will result. Init continues running until the system is shut down.

==Puppy's Init System==

Puppylinux uses the Busybox init process.

~"BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities (GNU fileutils, shellutils,textutils) into a single small executable. It contains a small init system, which is a strippeddown SysVinit scheme. It can read an inittab file, but does not support runlevels" -- //Yvan & Frénot, A Survey of Unix Init Schemes [1]//

The name of the process is

%%Busybox init%%

The first script that his process called is referred to as the sysinit entry point, and it is defined in the file:

tty1::respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin root tty1
tty2::respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
tty3::respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3

and from inspecting the above script we see that for puppylinux the sysinit entry point is:


More Information on the BusyBox init system can be found at:

==Related Webpages==
~[[|wikiPedia:Init process]]

~[[CategoryInstallation]] [[CategoryUserSpaceStartUp]]

==Notes & References==
1 - pg36 of Yvan Royon & Stéphane Frénot 2007, A Survey of Unix Init Schemes,
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