[Mageia-dev] bug, omission or feature

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Jun 3 18:46:57 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Wolfgang Bornath at 03/06/12 17:12 did gyre and gimble:
> 2012/6/3 Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie>:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Richard Couture at 03/06/12 12:27 did gyre and gimble:
>>> I notice that when, at the end of the installation of MGA2, I select the
>>> level of security as HIGH, that I am permitted entry into the system in
>>> Linux Single mode without a challenge password, which is a new, and IMHO
>>> undesirable, behavior from previous versions.
>>> Is this a new feature, or have I stumbled upon a bug?
>>> The /etc/inittab does have ~~:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin in it but I can get
>>> in without a password... Must be something new in system D
>> /etc/inittab is no longer used or read.
>> For single user mode now-a-days we boot to rescue.target (this is done
>> automatically if you just put a 1 at the end of the kernel command line
>> to support "runlevel 1").
> Ok, convinced.
> But if /etc/inittab is not used any more, where do I change initial
> runlevel not for one boot but for a while? With inittab it was easy to
> change the default runlevel.

The tools in drak* still let you configure this, so that's the "easy" way.

For real men (and women), we just change the
/etc/systemd/system/default.target symlink to point at whatever target
we want to use by default.

For ad-hoc changes you can pass systemd.unit=foo.target on the kernel
command line or just append a runlevel number or the words "single" or
"failsafe" as before.




Colin Guthrie

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