Bug 58716 - installed aboot.conf has no single user options
installed aboot.conf has no single user options
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
7.3
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Beth Uptagrafft
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Reported: 2002-01-23 13:06 EST by harry.heinisch
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-01 15:16:28 EST
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Description harry.heinisch 2002-01-23 13:06:00 EST
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"

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Expected Results: there should be matching lines in aboot.conf for the SMP and
UP kernels that go only to single user.


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Comment 1 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-02-01 15:16:22 EST
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.
Comment 2 Phil Copeland 2002-02-28 09:38:33 EST
This has been fixed up in anaconda to provide this functionality along with
serial console use

A typo in beta2 has since been fixed

Phil
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