Subject: re: take 2; which way should we go for /etc/rc...
To: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/04/1999 10:03:55
Jason> networking up. Being able to boot into runlevel 1 (single-user +
Jason> networking) would be useful to me.
Uh, on a SysV machine, "single-user" is runlevel 1, and no, networking
is not enabled.
There is no way, for instance, to boot a Linux box into a single user shell
that doesn't try to mount the root RW. Screw up your /etc/fstab on a linux
box and you get out the CD.
here's a classic case of why runlevels are a bad idea.
jason and michael expect different things from them. i think
of runlevel "S" being single user, on sysv-alikes. but i don't
expect it... ever new sysv i see, i check exactly what runlevels
do what, because you can't know. on some i know that "runlevel 2"
is what jason expects "runlevel 1" to be. we should just not go
here at all.
i believe solaris is similar to linux in the above respect...