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

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Sat Oct 17 19:59:43 CEST 2015


According to https://github.com/rear/rear/issues/661 rear should also work
without mingetty and use agetty instead.

On 16 October 2015 at 15:44, Robert Owens <rowens at fdrinnovation.com> wrote:

> That was it!  Thank you!
>
>
> On 10/16/2015 5:28 AM, Christopher Kreitz wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Greetings
>>
>> Christopher
>>
>> 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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