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#1 2013-06-21 13:28:32

bluerider
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Registered: 2013-06-13
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[SOLVED] Making bash the default shell on login

I've been running as root while trying to compile virtualbox and I noticed that the default shell isn't bash (like it is in Arch Linux). This can be fixed with the following code :

# chsh -s /usr/bin/bash 

Shouldn't this be the default shell (to match more of an Arch environment)?

Last edited by bluerider (2013-06-21 21:41:55)

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#2 2013-06-21 16:20:57

Amzo
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Registered: 2013-01-21
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Re: [SOLVED] Making bash the default shell on login

The reason why bash isn't the default shell is incase you need to drop to single user mode to recover something, say for example you have /usr on a separate partition, and you can access for what ever reason. corrupted partition. You wouldn't be able to recover in single user mode as it couldn't get a root shell.

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#3 2013-06-21 21:41:41

bluerider
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Re: [SOLVED] Making bash the default shell on login

Amzo wrote:

The reason why bash isn't the default shell is incase you need to drop to single user mode to recover something, say for example you have /usr on a separate partition, and you can access for what ever reason. corrupted partition. You wouldn't be able to recover in single user mode as it couldn't get a root shell.

Thanks!

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