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Re: Why is there a prompt for a root shell when the default linux kernel boots?



On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 03:23:06PM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> It is there as part of the installer to make like easier
> for those wishing to do things that the installer does not
> support by default.  It has nothing whatsoever to do with
> cramfs or the kernel.

you're just wrong. the 2.4 kernel images have a feature to drop to a
prompt at boot time. this will come up at every boot. i question the
utility of this feature, because there's not much you can do from this
shell, but it's much to late to change at this point. it is worth
documenting.

-- 
Mike Stone

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