[Mageia-dev] bug, omission or feature

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 3 18:52:48 CEST 2012

2012/6/3 Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie>:
> '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.

I knew there will be regressions in usage. No more easy change with sed! :)
I feel educated to use the GUIs!



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