boot problems / redirection unexpected

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Mon Jan 21 05:00:07 PST 2008

Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> hello,
> Trying to boot 6.3. There seems to be some problem with /etc/rc.subr
> it gives me some message about redirection unexpected. I am trying to
> copy this file form a back-up to /etc but when I do that it says:
> read-only file system.
> I should add that I am operating as root (could not go into multiuser).
> What are my options now? How do I make files in /etc writeable so that
> I can copy the file from backup?
> Many thanks!
> Zbigniew Szalbot
> ______________________________________________
So it seems your problems were far more than not getting a GENERIC 
I guess this is the machine where you merged the changes of the conf files?

If you do have a backup, reboot into single user mode and do something 

mount -o rw /

This will remount you root partition read-write and you will be able to 
copy the backup back.

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