Serious error with faulty /etc/fstab

jyork at localhost.localdomain jyork at localhost.localdomain
Thu May 16 17:21:46 PDT 2002


You could configure your box to do this ... it's most likely just an extra 
kernel label with init=/bin/bash specified

-Juan York <reb0rn>

In article <Pine.LNX.4.10.10205162015400.21962-100000 at wlmlx1.wlmcs.com>, Bill Maltby LFS Related wrote:
> In the meantime, try the below at the lilo prompt.
> 
>    bzImage single
> 
> When the system lilo: prompt appears, hit a tab or space.
> It will wait a few seconds for you to select an image.
> If the image name is followed by single on a RH and
> others it doesn't go through all the init scripts. Does LFS
> permit this?
> 
> Bill Maltby
> billm at wlmcs.com
> 
> 
> On Fri, 17 May 2002, Ian Molton wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, 16 May 2002 19:17:49 -0400
>> Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
>> 
>> > > Why is a missing partition not just ignored?
>> > 
>> > Limitation of fsck. It's return value just indicates an error, it
>> > doesn't tell us that it failed due to a non-existing partition. If it
>> > would exit with a specific return code for such a situation, then the
>> > script can be altered to look for it.
>> 
>> has anyone mentioned this to the fsck developers?
>> 
>> thinking about it though, if it fails to mount, say, /var or so, then we
>> will end up with a mount point full of sh*t if we blindly continue
>> booting. not a good idea, and a potential source of endless 'where the
>> hell has my 100GB harddiscs free space gone?' type questions.
>> 
>> I vote for keeping the current (obviously safe) behaviour, over
>> 'dangerous but handy to some'.
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