Bug 99564 - Virtual consoles not available while first boot is running.
Virtual consoles not available while first boot is running.
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-07-21 17:13 EDT by Nick Marsh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 15:52:55 EDT
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Description Nick Marsh 2003-07-21 17:13:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Virtual are consoles not available while firstboot is running. Additionally,
typing CTRL + ALT + Backspace won't break the firstboot process (as it did in
earlier versions). This is a problem if your xfree86 config was not setup
properly by anaconda because you can't get to the command line interface to fix it.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into firstboot process (either from fresh install or by rm
/etc/sysconfig/firstboot;chkconfig firstboot on;reboot)
2. Attempt to switch to virtual console (CTRL + ATL + F1-F6) or break X (CTRL +
ATL + Backspace)

Actual Results:  Can't access virtual consoles.

Expected Results:  Should be able to access the CLI and fix things if your X
config is hosed.

Additional info:

The only way I was able to even get into X was to pass grub the "single" option
and then remove my /etc/X11/XFree86Config file, run redhat-config-xfree86, and
init 5.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 15:07:15 EDT
Firstboot runs as a service, hence it runs before /etc/init.d/rc finishes, hence
mingetty will not be running on any VTs.
Comment 2 Nick Marsh 2003-07-28 16:04:25 EDT
Well that sucks.

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