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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: man init
- From: Leo Baltus <Leo_(_dot_)_Baltus_(_at_)_verhip_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 16:51:49 +0100
I am trying to figure out why my system (3.7) comes up in single user
mode, so I am working my way through the man pages.
The init program is the last stage of the boot process. It
normally runs the automatic reboot sequence as described in
reboot(8), and if this succeeds, begins multi-user operation.
If the reboot scripts fail, init commences single-user operation
by giving the superuser a shell on the console.
Could somebody explain to me why init is calling reboot and how reboot
can succeed without actually rebooting the system?
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