On Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:24:39 +0000 Lisi <lisi.reisz@...> wrote: > On Monday 26 December 2011 15:10:08 Felix Miata wrote: > > Now with System V init having been replaced or set for replacement, my > > distaste for Debian clumping of everything into only two runlevels may > > disappear, which in turn might lead me to a new preference. > > That's only the default. It is not compulsory. And there are four on my > Debian machines, 0, 1, 2, 6. I know that the rpm distros use different > runlevels - e.g. run-level 5 is the equivalent of Debian run-level 2 - but > surely they only have the same number of levels by default, just with > different numbers allocated to one or two of the levels? Extra ones can be > added in both types of distro. 0 and 6 are surely the same. And I thought > that 1 was too, but it is several years since I looked at this, so I may be > wrong on that. Varies by distro, I think. Gentoo uses a default set of four named runlevels (sysinit, boot, default, shutdown) with distinct purposes, but I know OpenRC isn't quite like most distros' init systems.