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Problem

For RHEL based linux, a handy utility is

sudo chkconfig

which can be used to set services to start on boot etc.  For example, stopping apache from starting at boot:

sudo chkconfig httpd off

Debian / Ubuntu doesn't have this.  Instead you can install and use sysv-rc-conf.

Solution

Install and use sysv-rc-conf.

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

To use, simply call:

sudo sysv-rc-conf

which will give you something like below (where you can select services etc. for boot):