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Re: Wishlist for woody+1

On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 07:23:56PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >When a system has a boot-failure I always have to use an emergency disk
> >because booting into S makes no sense since the problem arises in rcS.d
> >in most cases. And there is no less than S to boot into.
> Yes there is. There's a special 'maintenance' mode (boot with "-b"
> or "maintenance" on the command line) that drops you in a shell
> before *anything* else.

Wow, I'd never heard of that.  Can you contrast this with passing
"init=/bin/sh" to the kernel as a boot parameter, and exiting that shell
with "exec /sbin/init"?

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