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Old 05-18-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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skip init

Is there a way to skip the init process at the beggining?

I think there is a init script that is somehow corrupt, and, as you could imagine, the system doesn't load fully, so I can't log in. Taking the hd to another pc is not an option, since I have to ask for a special permission to do this. (burocracy). Neither to use a floppy or cd for booting it.

I hope somebody could help me.

Old 05-18-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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You do this either from the LILO or GRUB screen. Usually there is a command prompt on the screen that allows you to enter text. Select a kernel to boot from, and then enter the word single or the number 1 after the kernel name and hit enter. That should boot you into single mode, which avoids using most of the init scripts.
Old 05-18-2005, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have found the solution, doing some reading, please, try no to kill me! 0

I only needed to edit the grub booting secuence adding "rw init=/bin/bash" as an option.

Thanks again.
Old 05-18-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thanks Hangdog42, I didn't saw your reply, that's why I wrote the above post.

Thanks again.
Old 05-19-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
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I was about to answer but got confused. I thought it was noinitrd ro. Heh. Can someone explain?

--Abid Kazmi


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