/etc/issue rewritten on reboot

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Husse
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Re: /etc/issue rewritten on reboot

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That's a file that you should not tamper with
It should read what it reads - period
It can read
Linux Mint 7 Gloria - Main Edition \n \l
or something else according to what you have and if it reads something else you may find you are in trouble
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Husse
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Re: /etc/issue rewritten on reboot

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There is a /etc/lsb-release in Mint - if you don't have it is an error in your system
/etc/issue is reset by mintSystem and is used for more than log in
Other cases when an identification is needed
I don't want to give you a flawed answer so I have to check if it is used for what I think it is so I'll come back to you
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Re: /etc/issue rewritten on reboot

Post by Husse »

Sorry my mistake /etc/issue seems to be used at login
I distinctly remember reading that it was used for something else too but I was mistaken
mintsystem brings an adjustment system which overwrites /etc/issue and puts the info found in /etc/linuxmint/info in it.
Your /etc/issue is completely strange - I can't understand how you got that there.....
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