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

Christopher Kreitz christopher.kreitz at macrocom.de
Fri Oct 16 11:28:49 CEST 2015


I recently got the same error as you.
My problem was an missing dependancy.

I forgot to install mingetty

After installing mingetty and recreate the bootable ISO, I was able to
open an interactive shell.



Am 14.10.2015 um 18:28 schrieb Robert Owens:
> 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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