Guests can be started using one of the following init styles:
- Launches a unique init process for the guest.
- Guest's init process executes the rc scripts.
- Therefore, you cannot watch the startup process.
- However, any shutdown or restart command should work
- sysv (default)
- Executes the runlevel scripts directly.
- You can you can watch the startup process.
- Slightly lighter weight since no additional init process is needed.
- A fake init process is shown in the guest.
- You must use "reboot -f" or "halt -f" to restart or shut down from within the guest.
- Like sysv but works on Gentoo-based guests.
- Was deprecated but has been reinstated around util-vserver 0.30.212.
- Like plain init but smaller.
- minit must be installed on the guest.
The init style should go in a file containing a single word: sysv, plain, etc.
If the file doesn't exist, sysv will be used. If the word isn't recognized, the guest will not be started and an error will be printed.