On boot or relink a couple of lines in the inittab gets corrupted.  SCO Unix 5.0.6

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On boot or relink a couple of lines in the inittab gets corrupted.  SCO Unix 5.0.6

To fix the file I copy /var/opt/K/SCO/link/1.1.1Ga/etc/conf/cf.d/inittab.base.good to /var/opt/K/SCO/link/1.1.1Ga/etc/conf/cf.d/inittab.

This works fine until I need to reboot the system.

Thanks in advance,
Mike Sievers
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I always had the same problem with this file - it was a pain considering the tty logons for terminals were in here and reverted to the wrong getty entries going out to them.  I never found a solution to it unless it has been fixed in 5.0.7.  Like yourself, I just copied a safe copy of the inittab over it to get going.  I didn't however have this problem after rebooting - only after relinking the kernel.  I take it you are booting the standard kernel each time?


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I know for sure after a relink.  I better do a reboot to see and will let you know.


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After relink, you can also do
init 1  (switch to single user mode)
init 3 (switch back to normal runlevel) or "exit" out single user mode

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Question!  Are you making changes to your inittab with the vi editor?  If so are you also making the appropriate changes in the /etc/conf/init.d files?  Whenever you relink your kernel and answer yes to the rebuild the environment prompt your inittab is rebuilt from the files in /etc/conf/init.d.  Thus if you never make the appropriate changes there everytime you rebuild the kernel environment your inittab will go back to default settings.

Good Luck

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