[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] installation-manual: Should it suggests to switch to run level 1 and back?
regid23 at nt1.in
Mon Apr 15 22:20:17 UTC 2013
section 7.2, Mounting encrypted volumes. From Chapter 7, Booting Into
Your New Debian System.
The following assumes that this section has no substantial changes
in the squeeze manual.
Quoting the bottom of section 7.2:
If any volume holding noncritical system files could not be
mounted (/usr or /var), the system should still boot and you
should be able to mount the volumes manually like in the
previous case. However, you will also need to (re)start any
services usually running in your default runlevel because it
is very likely that they were not started. The easiest way to
achieve this is by switching to the first runlevel and back by
# init 1
at the shell prompt and pressing Control+D when asked for the
That qoutation doesn't fully match the following quote, which is taken
from the warnings section of man init(8):
On a Debian system, entering runlevel 1 causes all processes
to be killed except for kernel threads and the script that
does the killing and other processes in its session. As a
consequence of this, it isn't safe to return from runlevel 1
to a multi-user runlevel: daemons that were started in run-
level S and are needed for normal operation are no longer run-
ning. The system should be rebooted.
1. AM I right that strictly speaking, there are cases where the
`easiest way' will not work?
2. Should the installation manual be modified?
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