The default value of
ExecStart=-/bin/sh -c "/sbin/sulogin; /bin/systemctl --job-mode=fail --no-block default"
This doesn't work if your
root account is locked --- it'll give this error:
Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked. See sulogin(8) man page for more details. Press Enter to continue.
Instead, I want it to drop to the shell of a regular user that has
This is what I have done:
# we don't want to edit the main file # so make a copy in /etc and edit it there cp /lib/systemd/system/rescue.service /etc/systemd/system/rescue.service # then change the ExecStart line to look like this ExecStart=-/bin/sh -c "/bin/su - homie; /bin/systemctl --job-mode=fail --no-block default"
I am testing this by powering off an external USB drive and and booting. It'll go into rescue mode but it still give that same above error.
What am I doing wrong?
And yes, I know I can use the
--force option of
/sbin/sulogin to force it to open a root shell even if the root account is locked but I do not want to do this for security reasons. I want it to drop to a regular user shell.