Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58716
installed aboot.conf has no single user options
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem: installed aboot.conf has no "single" option
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): aboot 0.9a
How Reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. do a complete install
2. boot the installed disk, passing "-flags i"
3. observe no boot option that includes "single"
Expected Results: there should be matching lines in aboot.conf for the SMP and
UP kernels that go only to single user.
We strongly recommend NOT doing this. It's not in 7.2 x86 and will not ever
get merged into the x86 release.
With it in the config file, you can trivially get into a system.
Granted, it's not difficult to add the single option *if* you know about
it, but a little bit of security via obscurity doesn't hurt.
This has been fixed up in anaconda to provide this functionality along with
serial console use
A typo in beta2 has since been fixed