Other PDP11 simulators

From: Gordon JC Pearce <gordon_at_gjcp.net>
Date: Sat Oct 2 17:46:49 2004

Ron Hudson wrote:

>> and simh would run in single-user mode. This would, of course, be silly.
> why silly? if it would work.

Because none of the userspace daemons would be running. Saying
"init=/bin/sh" is a great way to get the root filesystem and a command
prompt and *nothing* else - the init scripts are never run, so no other
filesystems are mounted, no kernel modules are loaded, nothing like
that. The kernel loads, brings the console up to a known state, and
then forks off to the shell. Normally, of course, it would fork init,
which would then read inittab and then the startup scripts.

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