Culd someone explain why is there a root shell prompt for the Linux kernel: "Press ENTER to obtain a shell" (waits 5 seconds) This seems something related to the cramfs filesystem (ramdisk) but I'm not knowledgeable about it. I would like: 1.- an explanation on why this is shipped by default (to add it to the "Securing Debian Manual" 2.- someone to step up an explain how to disable this behavior IMHO the boot-floppies kernel should not ship with this option enabled (whatever this is for). I was quite surprised when I saw this but a user has just mailed me asking for an answer on why does Debian woody ships with this. Regards Javi ("Securing Debian Manual" editor/author FYI) PS: I have been unable to find any reference on this in the debian mailing lists...
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