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lord_zoo 05-18-2005 09:16 PM

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.


Hangdog42 05-18-2005 09:47 PM

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.

lord_zoo 05-18-2005 09:48 PM

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.

lord_zoo 05-18-2005 10:08 PM

Thanks Hangdog42, I didn't saw your reply, that's why I wrote the above post.

Thanks again.

securehack 05-19-2005 11:30 AM

I was about to answer but got confused. I thought it was noinitrd ro. Heh. Can someone explain?

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