single user login
gsstoller at optonline.net
Thu Aug 18 09:46:50 UTC 2011
I tried 2 of the suggested solutions, first the one that said when I get
prompt I should type in "boot -s" and the second that when I get to the
prompt I should type in "boot -s". With the first I got the response
"boot: permission denied", and with the second I go to the the regular
sequence ending in "press enter to go to ..." and going to the regular
(although not getting there because a variable [I introduced] is used
set). I'm thinking of getting a boot floppy or CDROM (I'll look to see
I already have one) and getting in that way. I remember creating a copy
of ksh that is owned by root for emergency stuff, I'll try to get to
Where is find ? Is it in /bin ?
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 4:38 AM, Ruben de Groot wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 05:09:07PM +0200, Bernt Hansson typed:
>> 2011-08-16 03:21, Gerald Stoller skrev:
>>> I booted up my FreeBSD system and it never presented me with a
>>> " prompt.
>>> Maybe that is because my system is old (remember I haven't used it
>>> its version # is 4.3 or 4.7 (I have 2 versions on my hard disk).
>>> went through a bunch of boot/recovery/initialization steps and then
>>> to the
>>> login: prompt. When I tried to interrupt it, I got to a
>>> system that
>>> used an ok prompt, and "help" tells you all (I believe) the
>>> that it
>>> accepts and can perform.
>> Restart the machine and wait for the boot loader menu.
>> Then choose "boot freebsd in single user mode"
> I don't recall there was a boot loader menu in FreeBSD 4.x
> Just interupt boot by pressing a key, giving you the OK prompt. Then
> boot -s
> to go to single user mode (if that's what you want)
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