Boot fail, please help!

Spadge Fromley spadge at
Thu Oct 26 16:14:09 BST 2006

> Can anyone tell me how to edit fstab, or how to boot into normal mode so I
> can get started?

Seriously, I detest vi so much that when I am stuck with having to edit a
file in single user mode with no other editor available, I will always
choose 'cat | sed' :D

mv /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.old
cat /etc/fstab.old | sed 's/^\/dev\/ad1s1d/\#\/dev\/ad1s1d/g' > /etc/fstab

if your disk were ad1s1d

Or ...

You could try booting into single user mode, mounting /usr, and using ee
or whatever you normally use. And perhaps consider using a flat filesystem
in future.

You may need to 'mount -w /' to get into read/write on / anyway, in single

Good luck.


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