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Re: new-bie problem


--On Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:32:17 AM -0400 David Z Maze <dmaze@debian.org> wrote:

Joydeep Bakshi <joy12@vsnl.net> writes:

I can enter into the interactive mode of Redhat by pressing * key i
* at the time of booting. but this technique doesn't work in Debian
. how to get the same thing in Debian ?

...what does it do?  What effect are you actually after?

It comes in quite handy when you boot e.g. a machine which lost its network connection due to some network problem and which tries to lookup some hostnames on bootup or start a bind server. The DNS lookups might have some quite long timeouts and if you can skip this service instead it comes in quite handy. :-)


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