getting rootshell without logging in

Jan Torben Heuer jtnews at
Sat Nov 3 17:38:11 UTC 2007


A friend of mine had some hardware problems so we tried to boot grub with
acpi=off manually.

I don't remember exactly WHAT he did and in which order, but he ended up
with a rootshell without logging in (no x, no networking, looked like

Does anyone know what could be happened? Andif it is a bug or feature(tm) ?


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