[Mageia-dev] Handling single user/rescue/failsafe mode

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 12:12:33 CEST 2012

On 26 April 2012 11:38, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> It seems that in mga1 single user mode just gave a shell without
> requiring root password.
> I'm not sure when this was added, but in the initscripts changelog, I
> see it has come from the big mdvconf patch[1].
> Can anyone remember the reason for this (perhaps it was related to tcb
> support?) and whether or not we should do the same thing in systemd
> which currently (now that I've fixed it) uses whatever SINGLE says in
> /etc/sysconfig/init.

This has been like this forever...
At least for the past decade.
I think other distros do/did it too.

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