Subject: re: kern/start_init()/init_main.c doesn't care for /rescue ?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/09/2004 22:49:44
   >>> Ages ago, I did away with the hardwired list of init paths and
   >>> added code to prompt for a path to init either if the first attempt
   >>> to run init fails or if a boot option [...] is given.
   >> May I add that this behavior *rocks* :)) ... I saw it on a LiveCD
   >> once, really handy some time.
   > lukem did this in netbsd as part of /rescue a couple of years ago.
   > see "boot -a".
   Did you perhaps miss the part where I wrote "if the first attempt to
   run init fails"?
   Based on the original grumble, it doesn't sound as though that's in
   there at present.

actually, it depends exactly on how init fails to run :-(