View Full Version : [ubuntu] Does the netboot iso include a root console?

February 28th, 2009, 08:14 PM

February 28th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Not sure what you mean by netboot iso. The ubuntu live CD's all have consoles (ctl-alt-F1 to F6) and if you want root, just use
sudo su

Another slightly hidden option on any live CD is to edit the kernel options at the boot menu. For example on any live CD using ubiquity, just hit F6, and change the part at the end
silent splash -- to
single Really convenient! Just a few times I have used that along with 'chroot' to quickly fix some pretty fubar'd systems.

Best luck!

February 28th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Netboot iso = http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/mini.iso

March 1st, 2009, 02:52 AM
AH, wow, haven't seen that installer since I used Debian. Anyway, took me a sec to remember, but there is an Ash shell. Anyway...

1. Type install
2. once it gets to the language selection page, press escape
3. from the new menu that comes up, select 'Execute a shell'
4. read the little dialog about what the shell features, and press enter
5. VIOLA! Root Shell.

Included screen shots for fun.