SUMMARY: setting ownership booted in miniroot & other related questions

From: Marc Gibian (
Date: Wed Oct 04 1995 - 03:15:58 CDT

I had two core questions: how does one change ownership of a directory
(or file) while booted under miniroot (off the SunOS 4.1.3 CD); and
how does one automatically execute something on normal single user
mode boot. The answers, which I have not tried due to a sudden change
in direction by my customer, are:

1. How to change ownership booted under miniroot: either put
/etc/chown on media and copy into miniroot, mount up a disk already
containing miniroot, or write a short program to do the work. The one
issue was that you need to make sure any dynamic libraries needed are

2. How to autoexec on single user boot: I got a couple of suggestions:

   a. append what I want to /etc/rc.local and take it out when it runs.

   b. put it in /.profile, which automatically executes in this case.

I appreciate everyone's help with these and prior questions
surrounding installing and configuring SunOS 4.1.3. While I may no
longer need to do this right now, I am sure there will be more changes
of direction which will once again make this information necessary.

My thanks to: (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})
Pell Emanuelsson <>

Marc S. Gibian
Telos Consulting Services phone: (617) 377-6350
PRISM/TFS email:

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