Subject: Re: HELP ON 1.3 BOOT (fwd)
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <haszlaki@UAccess.NET>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1997 07:56:48
On Mon, 17 Nov 1997, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:

> 	How about a file created/copied by the install program?

Let me summarise again.

1. In most cases, if the user ever ends up at a shell prompt after
boot because rc_configured is not set to `yes,' that is a problem
with the install program. The install program should be fixed.

2. If the user in such a situation is incapable of figuring out
what's wrong with rc.conf on his own, he's probably incapable of
getting to the point where he'll have a pager available to read
the file.

3. In the few remaining cases where something is severely screwed
with the system (due to bad hardware, a power-off during install,
or something like that) the user incapable of figuring out what's
going on with rc.conf won't have a hope of bringing his system to
normalcy, and should just re-install from scratch.


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