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SubjectRe: Booting into /bin/bash
In article <00091121173500.17171@tabby> you wrote:
>>>>However, ^C does not stop anything. No signal gets sent to anybody.
>>>>I don't want to make it too large because it won't fit on a floppy
>>>>if I do.
>>> That means you don't have a controlling tty.
>>But why is /dev/console not a tty? Is there any good reason,
>>or is just "because nobody has done it"?

> Sometimes /dev/console is a printer, or an uninitialized
> tty being used as a printer (serial dot matrix printers make
> excellent trace logs).

Actually I think /dev/console is (at least if you dont use serial console)
only a alias for a virtual console, therefore it can send signals. I guess
the break char is simply not set to ^C. use stty to set break to ^c and then
save the settings to This will be restored by init. Or if you
want to avoid init, set stty by hand.

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