Dangers of using a non-base shell
darren at nighttide.net
Thu Nov 8 21:17:55 PST 2007
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Roland Smith wrote:
> But if you're starting in single user mode, only / will be mounted. So
> if you have /usr or /usr/local on a separate partition, you'd be screwed.
> That is why root should only use a shell that's in the / partition.
You'll be prompted for a shell if your default isn't available.
I've used bash for the root shell for years. Doesn't mean that you will
never have a problem but this paticular situation just means you'll have
to hit enter to accept /bin/sh or enter another shell when booting into
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