Disable loader.conf when booting? Can't boot because of it ..
wizlayer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 05:59:22 PST 2005
On Thursday 31 March 2005 08:36 am, Daniel Johansson wrote:
> Hi, I really need some help here. I'm running a raid0, with
> vinum, and read the errata about adding geom_vinum_load="YES"
> to loader.conf because vinim_start="YES" in rc.conf paniced my
> system when booting. I'm running 5.3-RELEASE and the errata
> mentioned that one too.
> So I added gvinum to loader.conf and now I can't boot. All I
> get is a lot of scrolling text that says something about gvinum
> error, can't remember the exact message but it can't boot
> anyway. Tried single mode to delete this line but can't boot
> into single mode either. Tried disable-module geom_vinum in the
> loader but that didn't help either. It loaded the module
> So I'm really desperate here .. is there any way to tell my
> system to completly ignore loader.conf when booting so that I
> at least can access the system and edit loader.conf?
> Please CC to me if you reply.
I'm not sure if you can disable loader.conf during boot (would be
a cool thing to know, though). The only thing I know to do is
boot from a live filesystem or from the install floppies and
ttyv2(?) to get a shell. You can then mount your
slices/partitions and comment the vinum_start line out.
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