can't reboot after messing up my rc.conf file
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Feb 20 14:49:16 GMT 2005
On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 12:44:55AM -0800, Sandy Rutherford wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 20:02:02 -0600,
> >>>>> Jamie Novak <novak at qwest.net> said:
> > I may have missed something from the thread before I joined the list,
> > but is there any reason you can't just mount the filesystems and use vi
> > as you're used to? If you're getting far enough in the boot process to
> > get an opportunity to interact with a shell, you should just be able to
> > mount -a and vi whatever. (Or, if you want to play it safe (or if the
> > system wasn't cleanly shutdown before), fsck and then mount -a)
> This should work fine. Although, depending on where he is in the boot
> process, / may be mounted read-only. Do `mount -uw /' to make it
> The lesson here is that when editing any file that is even remotely
> connected to the boot process, _make_a_backup_copy_. You can then
> simply mv the backup copy back into place should you mess up.
Actually, Absolute BSD has a handy suggestion about using rcs for all
important files in /etc/. Maybe you should try looking into that.
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.
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