Subject: which init? (Was Re: HEADS UP: fully dynamic linked system now the default)
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: William Waites <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/2002 14:40:19
>>> "Luke" == Luke Mewburn <> writes:

    Luke>     +	The kernel's "-a" bootloader option now also prompts for the
    Luke> 	path to init(8), so "/rescue/init" can be used if /sbin/init
    Luke> 	won't start due to an unexpected failure.

Is there  a way to  turn this off?  IIUC it makes marking  the console
insecure   in  /etc/ttys  useless   since  you   can  just   boot  '-a
/bin/sh'... Just like that Finnish OS (init=/bin/sh) ;)

William Waites <>
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