Thanks for stopping by and helping a noob.
I think I understand the difference now.
"unpack the initrd, edit the init file and add "-oneunit" to where it calls the fah6 executable." I could do that I guess, but wouldn't that make me a linux nerd?
Egad, I don't even know what kind of compress is used on an initrd. I can look it up. Let's see, I could have a little herd of initrd's. Rename or copy as needed.
initrd, a question about it was the knife in the back of my RHEL cert test. Whatta dummy I was.
If I can get a shell on the machine I can do the bounce thing. With luck it will accept a telnet connection, that's easy. And fast. jeez, where's my putty? I haven't used that at home in quite some time. PuTTY, IIRC. One of the all time greatest programs that can be run from a DOS floppy.
That's a pretty hefty piece of work there notfred. Thanks for having the ability, skill, energy and confidence to do something new and good. I was amazed when I figured out I could map a drive to it and use fahmon from my winweenie desktop. Samba all built in and everything.