What's the point of the shell choice in single user mode?
freebsd001 at freeode.co.uk
Sat Dec 1 06:06:21 PST 2007
On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 06:18:13 +0000
RW <fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 04:44:27 +0000
> John Murphy <freebsd001 at freeode.co.uk> wrote:
> > I've just successfully done the world and kernel upgrade from 7 beta2
> > to beta3. I've always had a mergemaster phobia, but it didn't seem too
> > bad this time. I thought I'd broken it after choosing /bin/tcsh as my
> > shell in single user mode. It grumbled about termcap (I think) and
> > then gave me a "simple shell" with a % prompt.
> > ...
> > I'll know to always accept the suggested /bin/sh in future, but I was
> > wondering if the only reason a choice of a different shell is offered
> > is to scare the unwary.
> Selecting /bin/[t]csh always works for me.
I just tried it again with exactly the same results (FreeBSD-7.0 beta3):
[after pressing 4 at the Beasty menu]
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s2a
Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
sh: Cannot open /etc/termcap
sh: using dumb terminal settings
fsck: Command not found
%mount -u /
mount: Command not found
reboot: Command not found
logout ... continues to a Login prompt.
Pressing RETURN or typing /bin/sh gets a '#' prompt and working fsck etc.
Is your /etc/termcap a symlink?
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 23 Nov 15 20:27 /etc/termcap -> /usr/share/misc/termcap
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