Emergency, cannot boot 4.10
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Wed Oct 6 07:59:48 PDT 2004
Lists <sfulton-lists at esoteric.ca> wrote:
> My 4.10 server is halting during the boot process because the
> kern.maxfiles entry in /etc/sysctl.conf is corrupted or wrong (though I
> have not changed it in some time). What I want to do is simply remove
> that entry from the sysctl.conf file, but I cannot even get into the system.
> I have a presentation later today based on some of the work I've done on
> that server -- if someone could clue me in on how to best get in to fix
> that file, I'd really appreciate it. I've tried the Brazilian LiveCD
> ISO, without success -- the keyboard mappings are for Portugeuse, not
Can you boot in single user mode? At the countdown during boot, press
a key to interrupt the boot, then enter 'boot -s'. Hit enter when it
asks you for a shell and do:
You should then be able to fix the offending entry.
As a side note ... the last version of FreeSBIE I used had a menu to
allow you to choose your language at bootup. Perhaps your version is
a bit old?
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