Dan Burcaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 19:25:34 -0600 (MDT)
Perry: about single user mode.
In the bootX kernel arguments list: "init=/bin/bash"
That'll send you right to a root shell.
On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, perry wrote:
> actually, i grabbed it directly from the yellowdog ftp site this morning.
> unfortunately, the creation date was changed to the time i downloaded it,
> so i can't be sure this is the one, but here's the path to the file i took:
> as i said, i was able to go through almost the full install, where last
> night i wasn't able to get past the second screen -- so i assume i
> downloaded a newer ramdisk image than the one on the CD.
> can i login in single user mode to get around this? how do i go about doing
> that? [i'm coming from mklinux, where you just hit "s" in the bootX
> equivalent at startup.
> At 7:03 PM -0600 4/6/99, Dan Burcaw wrote:
> >Our mirrors have not sync'd up and and grabbed the new ramdisk.
> >Please try downloading that file later this evening (verify that it's
> >newer then April 4th)
> >On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, perry wrote:
> >> I downloaded the updcd_ramdisk.image.gz file, dropped it in place and
> >> renamed it, and i've been able to get through about 90% of the install
> >> procedure. but now the installer is crashing when i hit ok on the
> >> authconfig 1.2 screen, with a variety of settings. i haven't tried too many
> >> combos, because it takes a full reinstall each time just to get to that
> >> point. The installer is giving me the same error i was getting yesterday
> >> with the other crash i experienced:
> >> "Install Exited Abnormally -- received Signal 11"
> >> Linux appears to be there, and since i know the root partition is at hda8,
> >> i can just set that in bootX and get as far as a login prompt. but it won't
> >> accept the password i filled in during install. i assume that the password
> >> was never written to the disk due to the installer crash.
> >> so, is there a way to get around this login situation? i'm pretty confident
> >> i can get everything set up the way i want it once i'm in, but right now i
> >> have no idea how to get that far...
> >> thanks,
> >> -perry
> >> PB G3/300/192 w/Champion Server 1.0
> >Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
> > email: email@example.com
> > website: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
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