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Re: forgot passwd, cannot login, [rd]init=/bin/sh don't work

From: Cameron Braid
Subject: Re: forgot passwd, cannot login, [rd]init=/bin/sh don't work
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 13:44:41 +1000

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:26 PM, James Shewey <address@hidden> wrote:
Grub does not manage ubuntu or debian's (or any other distribution's) repositories and has no control  over how often these distros recompile and update these packages. Only their own codebase which is stored in their svn codebase. Debian'snewest package is a little out of date, and ubuntu's newest  package is _really_ out of date. This means that your patch may have already installed your patch in the grub2 codebase and by installing fro your distributon's repository, you wouldn't even know. This means that you can  either  a) file a bug report with your distrbution and wait for the package to propigate (which cold take up to 6 mos for ubuntu for the jaunty jackalope 9.04 release and even longer for debian, depending. You could speed this up by running the alpha version of your distro, but this is not recommended.) or b) break down and install from grub2 svn. Installing from svn is not very hard. The commands are:

svn co http://url
Cd grub2
sudo make install

You would need to look up the url for the grub svn though. Also be aware that grub2 will not compile on a 64 bit system yet.

address@hidden:grub2$ svn info
Path: .
URL: svn://
Repository Root: svn://
Repository UUID: d0de0278-0dc1-4c01-8a07-af38b3205e46
Revision: 1886
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: robertmh
Last Changed Rev: 1886
Last Changed Date: 2008-10-05 20:51:23 +1000 (Sun, 05 Oct 2008)

address@hidden:grub2$ uname -a
Linux beast 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 17:53:40 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Compiles fine for me




-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:41 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: forgot passwd, cannot login, [rd]init=/bin/sh don't work

Can somebody please integrate my patches? For the parent article and
the "grub-install message should mention --recheck" article.

I am a mere "apt-get install" user. I fear if I learn your whole
source code system, and finally make an official patch, it too will
fall on deaf ears.

As I expect I will only have one patch per three years, please
integrate it for me. Thanks.

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