Re: mysterious offer of shell for 5 sec. at boot
On Friday 21 June 2002 22:59, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> During boot (2.4.18-k7) I see something about hit RET by 5 seconds
> for shell. So I did and there's this shell that you can't do much
> more than "set" in. After I typed exit the kernel couldn't find
> root and I had to hit the reset button.
> So what is this "shell" for? We are on the virtual disk phase still
> here I suppose.
(Correct me if I got that wrong...)
The shell is basically a root shell based on the contents of the initrd
image that offers a limited environment for system recovery in case
something goes wrong with your filesystems.
Embedded Linux -- True multitasking!
TWO TOASTS AT THE SAME TIME!