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Old 11-21-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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Boot Directly into Root ?


Is there a way to set up RH9 so that I can boot automatically into root without going through a login screen?

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Old 11-23-2003, 12:08 PM   #2
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Why would you want to have the machine login as root?

That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen if you ask me....
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:10 PM   #3
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Several reasons. I am the only user of linux on my several machines, and it's a nuisance to go through a login screen every time I boot. Besides, I backup linux at least once a week with Drive Image and can restore a partition in a few minutes if a fatal error is made.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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You could set it up to login straight with a normal user. But doing it with root is hazardess, and unnessecary.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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i agree with icewall -- that's really really hazardous. I'm the only user of every one of my linux boxes and i'd never in a million years login as root unless required. Just make use of SU.

I understand that you want to do it and all, it's just one of those things that if you issue the wrong command, under root, it will do it and not warn you.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:07 PM   #6
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Howzit

Sounds to much like Windoze look at the problems it has caused for bad security habits........... ~fall intyo the same trap/mentality

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Old 11-25-2003, 11:30 AM   #7
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Like I said above, I am the only user running linux on the machines in my own home, and am protected by a router with firewall, in addition to the linux firewall.

If I assume complete responsibility for any and all ramifications of running as root, why should I not be able to boot directly into root without an intervening login screen?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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As far as firewalls, there is no completely secure firewall. Most if not all tutorials and books on the subject say the same.

I don't know if there is a way or not but I doubt it. (Runlevel 1 might do it but without networking). A person may have to write their own program though I think they would have to be able to edit the kernel itself. Linux and Unix are by nature multi-user operating systems.
 
  


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