Bug 82499 - Firstboot is started in runlevel 3?
Firstboot is started in runlevel 3?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-01-22 16:17 EST by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 10:30:21 EDT
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2003-01-22 16:17:52 EST
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Description of problem:
I just installed Phoebe2 on my notebook and configured it to come up in text
mode (runlevel 3).On the first boot I noticed that the system tries to start
firstboot. "Starting firstboot: " stays there for at least 1 minute and then I
get my login prompt. It even creates /etc/sysconfig/firstboot containing
RUN_FIRSTBOOT=no. Is this really the intended behaviour for runlevel 3?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installe Phoebe2 and configure it to come up in text mode (runlevel 3)
2. Watch the firstboot message during system startup

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Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-24 21:15:58 EST
No, it's supposed to pop up a text-based dialog asking if you want firstboot to
run or not.  Something is wrong in the initscript because the chars are being
sent to /var/log/messages instead of starting the tui interface.  I'm trying to
sort it out.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-01-31 15:58:27 EST
I've run out of time to fix this properly.  I've changed firstboot so that if it
detects that the machine is booting into runlevel 3, it assumes that you don't
want to see firstboot at all, so it writes the /etc/sysconfig/firstboot file and
disables the initscript with chkconfig so that firstboot is never run.  Should
be implemented in firstboot-1.0.5-1.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 10:30:21 EDT
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time.  I am closing these as Rawhide now.  If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.

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