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AIX Version 4 Files Reference

rc.boot File


Controls the machine boot process.


Attention: Executing the rc.boot script on a system that is already running may cause unpredictable results.

The /sbin/rc.boot file is a shell script that is called by the simple shell init and the standard init command to bring up a system. Depending upon the type of boot device, the rc.boot file configures devices and also calls the appropriate applications. Appropriate applications include:

The rc.boot program is only called by an init process.

Implementation Specifics

This file is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.


/etc/inittab Controls the initialization process.
/usr/lib/boot/ssh Calls the rc.boot file.

Related Information

Accessing a System That Will Not Boot, and Logical Volume Storage Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.

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