[Beowulf] 9 traits of the veteran Unix admin

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Thu Feb 17 08:07:58 PST 2011

On 17 February 2011 16:59, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> I'm guessing that he has figured out how to hotwire init so that it just
> forks emacs and skips everything else.  That is, assuming that he hasn't
> actually hacked emacs directly into the kernel.  Who needs init, anyway?
> One can start anything just as easily from inside emacs as by forking
> off of init, right...?

Actually, what you do is you supply "init=/usr/bin/emacs" as a kernel
boot argument. Works just fine.

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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