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

Robert Owens rowens at fdrinnovation.com
Mon Oct 19 15:25:41 CEST 2015


The Ubuntu 14.04 system I used did have agetty installed by default, but 
I still had to install mingetty to get an interactive shell on rescue.

-Rob

On 10/17/2015 1:59 PM, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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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