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> From: Dale [mailto:rdalek1967@...]
> Mike Edenfield wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure that a stable Dracut is a prerequisite for a stable
> > udev-182+. Hopefully with more people taking interest in using an
> > initramfs it will stabilize quickly. It's working for me on all of the
> > systems I'm tried it, so I'm going to try switching a couple of
> > servers at work over to using it. But none of them have anything
> > particularly complex (no net boots, for example) so I don't know how
> > much of a test case they'll be :)
> I'm still trying to figure out why my dracut init thingy isn't working right. If I
> use the init thingy, I can't su to root from a user. If I don't use the init thingy,
> I can su just fine. By the way, I boot the exact same kernel either way I boot.
So, just to make sure I'm understanding you here (cuz it sounds kinda crazy)
If you specify a dracut-created inittramfs in your grub.conf, your machine boots, but using 'su' to go from root -> non-root fails?
If you remove the initrd line from grub.conf and boot the exact same kernel, 'su' works fine?
What's the error? Cuz once the pivot_root step happens and the real init is running, things in user-space should be *exactly* the same as if you had no initramfs.