Derek Broughton auspex at
Wed Sep 6 15:35:37 BST 2006

On 9/6/06, Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 11:03 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:

(oops - already using the wrong address for sending to the list!)

> > 1) Trying to boot into single-user mode, I didn't get there - what I
> > got was a message something like "init: not being run from init"
> > (sorry, I didn't write it down, and it isn't in syslog), all 6 ttys
> > aborted and respawned, and then I was left at a login prompt - but no
> > way into the normal system startup after doing what I needed as root.
> >
> Which method of booting into single-user mode did you use?

>From grub, where the grub options are:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.17-6-686
root=UUID=54499333-9d7f-4e9b-8f17-c3941cd182f3 ro single

> Was the message "Not being executed as init" ?

yes, that's it.

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