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Startup script for single-user mode

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Hi,

i setup my Linux RH8 instalation in single user mode in /etc/iniitab. What i'm looking for is how can i start an interactive script to get some user input right after the boot process has finished and the system prompt is shown.

I checked out scripts in /etc/rc1.d and scripts in ~/.profile, ~/.bash_profile and so on. But the scripts in rc1.d execute and does not wait for user input and the profile scripts does not execute at all (i guess the shell is no login-shell).

I need this to automate a process for end-user with minimal interaction. The user at least must confirm to continue.

Thank you, Peter.
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Are you having your system boot up into single user mode?  The point of that mode is you are logged in as root and have no scripts to run.  It is a maintenance runlevel.  You should be booting you machine in runlevel 3 (no X) or 5.
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Ok, after thinking about that question it is not so hard to do a logon script for each task and each task will be a user with no passwd. So end user must type only the user name.

Thank you so far, Peter.
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