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Re: Interactive startup on F10. Pressing "I" doesn't work



2009/4/3 Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com>:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Sharpe, Sam J
> <sam sharpe+lists redhat gmail com> wrote:
>> 2009/4/3 Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com>:
>>> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Nigel Henry
>>> <cave dnb2m97pp aliceadsl fr> wrote:
>>>> On F9 I had to press the "I" a few times to enter interactive startup, on
>> <snip>
>>> The current approach is not practical, there should be a custom timeout to
>>> give time to press 'i".
>>> ~af
>>
>> I don't think interactive startup should exist at all.
>>
>> If you want to disable services, use Rescue Mode or Single User Mode.
>> When a system is booted to multi-user-graphical I want the same
>> scripts running as last time thankyou, regardless of any finger
>> mashing by the user.
>
> I'll respectfully disagree. Under the right conditions it could be beneficial
> to have the interactive boot option.

Name one that can't be solved with single user or rescue mode... I'm
not trying to fight you, but I am interested in this discussion as
I've never seen the point of Interactive Init.

> Also, let's don't forget that there are a bunch of systems out there that don't
> need a graphical environment to do their job.

Sorry, I picked runlevel 5 as an example, because most of the systems
co-located with my fingermashers are graphical. The same applies to
runlevel 3, except those machines generally don't have keyboards and
monitors which restricts tinkering - I would prefer they are
consistently booted and the option to hit i was not available - is
there an easy way to turn it off that I have missed?

> I think most will agree that the finger mashing is very impractical.

Yes. I prefer to hit this at the grub menu:
e<DOWN>e<END> single<ENTER>b

It feels a lot more reliable than hammering one key until you get the
Yes/No/Continue prompt!

-- 
Sam


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