[rear-users] Recover option never produces an interactive shell on Ubuntu 14.04

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Wed Oct 14 19:51:43 CEST 2015


Just a wild guess: dash vs. bash? Try dpkg-reconfigure bash to set bash as
default shell. If that works then please open a GitHub issue.

On 14 October 2015 at 18:28, Robert Owens <rowens at fdrinnovation.com> wrote:

> When booting from a rescue ISO on Ubuntu 14.04, choosing the "Automatic
> Recover" boot option works, but the "Recover" option is not usable.  It
> boots to a point where it says "Rescue System is ready" but it does not
> provide an interactive shell.
>
> So it's completing /usr/share/rear/skel/default/etc/scripts/system-setup
> but it seems to stop there and doesn't accept any input.
>
> Testing the same scenario on CentOS 6 produces a command prompt.  On
> CentOS 7, I get a login prompt where "root" is accepted with no password.
> But on Ubuntu 14.04, I cannot login locally.  I can login via ssh, but if
> it's a dhcp system I won't know the ip address without doing an 'ifconfig'.
>
> Where should I start troubleshooting this?  At what point in the code do
> these various paths appear?
>
> Thanks
>
> -Rob
>
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