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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

Mike Stone

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