.kernel detects the attached devices in the system & loads thier drivers into RAM.
.mounts root filesystem into read-only memory mode.
.Then initializes the ‘init’ process for further processing
init=it is the first process that is started at the boot time.
/etc/inittab – main config file for init
0 – halt
1 – single user mode
2 – 2 to 4 is same text based terminal (f1-f6)
5 – both text & GUI (f1-f6)+f7
6 – reboot
to system shutdowm
#shutdown -h now
to system reboot
shutdown -r now
#shutdown -h +n (shutdown after n minutes)
-r for reboot
#shutdown -c (to cancel the schedule shutdown)