[buug] different runlevel with a headless box

Jon McClintock jammer at weak.org
Sun Oct 21 04:20:31 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 10:59:00AM -0700, Michael Paoli wrote:
> Another possible approach:
> * use initrd, do enough initialization to determine if console keyboard is
>   present or not, go to the appropriate runlevel based upon that.  Such an
>   approach may have advantages of making the run level determination earlier
>   in the boot sequence (e.g. before running all the rc proper stuff).

This is probably your most straightforward avenue. Use an initrd on
the thumb drive with a different /etc/inittab on it. Then it's simply
a matter of convincing grub to check for the thumb drive and use it 
if it's present.

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