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Old 04-22-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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kernel parameter is init=/bin/sh , how to start the second tty console?

hello ,everyone

if I boot my box by kernel parameter init=/bin/sh , by default, only one tty console supply, what way start other tty console ?
this question maybe very oddness, I want to know how to start a tty console by manual, thx very much for any idea.
Old 04-22-2005, 02:03 AM   #2
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if ur inittab supports multiple ttys then u can log in tyys at
F7 is for X11

Old 04-22-2005, 02:10 AM   #3
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thx, but ... if box boot with kernel parameter init=/bin/sh,
linux will support only one tty console for you by default, like single user level, so I want to start another by manual.


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