BUG: single option -> a root console

Bill Maltby at home billm at wlmcs.wlmcs.com
Fri Mar 1 10:07:12 PST 2002


Thanks,

Its been so long since I looked at inittab in any detail, I guess I've
started (long ago) forgetting all the little inittab goodies and their
effects.

Bill Maltby
billm at wlmcs.com
In article <20020301130325.B8751 at gwaihir.linuxfromscratch.org>,
 gerard at linuxfromscratch.org (Gerard Beekmans) writes:
>On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 12:03:13AM +0000, William L. Maltby wrote:
>> If my memory serves me, something is scrogged here. When you (re) boot and
>> do something like
>> 
>>    lfskernel single
>> 
>> you should _not_ get the "... passwd/Ctl-D" prompt. _That_ is used to enter
>> a "recovery" mode when the normal boot detects an unacceptable error like
>> to many errors on an fsck for root, usr, etc. At least that's the way I recall
>> it on several RH and one Slackware version.
>
>That's possible yes. But every distribution does it differently.
>
>Try this out, it may have the result you desire: edit /etc/inittab, find
>this line:
>
>	su:S016:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
>
>Remove the 'S' from it, so it becomes:
>
>	su:016:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
>
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>Gerard Beekmans
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>
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