MLandman at face2interface.com
Fri Jan 7 09:42:07 PST 2005
At 12:20 PM 1/7/2005, Peter Risdon wrote:
> > >No - you ought to be able to su to root still.
Live and learn. That worked, guess I can read up on su myself to understand
>One thing that does occur to me: what is your user's shell and, if it
>isn't bash, do you have bash installed? And have you changed the root
>shell from csh? I suspect the latter.
I'm not even aware of how to know the answers to these.
> > >If you can boot onto a FreeBSD CDROM it'd be easy to fix this.
No need now, is there?
>The keyboard will almost certainly work after a reboot.
That's good to know.
>If not, you've got other worries with that machine anyway.
>You can get a shell with root privileges from sysinstall and make your link.
Got onto root with su, instead of su - which as you already know was
failing on me.
>Move /sbin back, though. This was a bad thing to relocate.
Done. Now I have
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 128990 54998 63674 46% /
/dev/ad0s1f 257998 81790 155570 34% /tmp
/dev/ad1s1e 2030062 936170 931488 50% /usr
/dev/ad0s1e 257998 2122 235238 1% /var
which should be fine for my present needs.
Funny thing was that the Perl package I wanted to install with cpan -
MIME::Lite is a standalone that doesn't apparently require cpan to install
if you have the source, which I do. Darned thing didn't work out for me
anyway so it's plan B. Been a plan b kinda day.
Marty Landman, Face 2 Interface Inc. 845-679-9387
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