inittab question (lfs v5, chapter 6)

conathan at conet.dyndns.org conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Thu Nov 6 00:44:47 PST 2003


> On this page:
>
> 	http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/5.0/chapter06/sysvinit.html
>
> I have a question in regards to the "l1" line:
>
> 	l1:S1:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 1
>
> Should that really be "l1:S1", or should it instead be "l1:1:...etc...."?
>
> The man page on inittab doesn't describe "S" as a valid runlevel
> character, only:
>
> 	"lists the runlevels for which the specified action should be taken."
>
> and
>
> 	"The  runlevels  field may contain multiple characters for
> 	different runlevels.  For example, 123 specifies that the
> 	process should be started in runlevels 1, 2, and 3.  The
> 	runlevels for ondemand entries may contain  an  A, B, or
> 	C.  The runlevels field of sysinit, boot, and bootwait
> 	entries are ignored."
>
> Can someone confirm if this is indeed a typo?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Stéphane Charette


I believe the S stands for single user mode.  I can verify that it is not
a typo, because this has came up before.

BTW, I dont exactly know how to get into single user mode, but it has
something to do with kernel parameters on bootup.



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