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

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Mon Oct 19 15:26:48 CEST 2015


Gratien just now checked in a fix for you, can you check it (git clone ...)?

On 19 October 2015 at 15:25, Robert Owens <rowens at fdrinnovation.com> wrote:

> 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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