On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 19:51 +1000, Mikhail Goriachev wrote:
> none none wrote:
> > Hi
> > I fear that this time a messed up big time. I have two hard drives one
> > with Windows XP (40G) and another with FreeBSD 6.1 (10G). Eveything was ok
> > until I decided i wanted to mount my windows drive to FreBSD (i run KDE as
> > GUI). I followed the instruction from OnLamp.com and since i wanted the
> > whole process to be automated on every boot i added the following lines in
> > /etc/fstab using ee:
> > /dev/ad0s1 /windows ntfs rw 1 1
> > and everything looked normal until i rebooted! now when i choose FreeBSD
> > on the bootmanager it starts looking ok and ends up with the following:
> > fsck: exec fsck-ntfs for /dev/ad0s1 in /sbin:/usr/sbin: No such file or
> > directory
> > Unknown error: help!
> > init /bin/sh on /etc/rc terminated abnormaly, going to single user mode
> > Enter full pathname of shell of RETURN for /bin/sh
> > if i enter single user mode it dasen't seem to recognize many commands:
> > starrtx, ee, pico, emacs etc so i cannot change my /etc/fstab in case this
> > is the problem.
> > Moreover now i am unable to enter windows as the bootmanager when i ask
> > him to load the DOS disk it just reboots the system. I even tried to leave
> > only the (40G) on the machine but thens it just crashes right after memeory
> > check. I am seriously in need for some help, if anyone could suggest
> > anything i would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance
> > andreas Sotriakopoulos
> This one is gonna sound funny. I once had a mistype in /etc/fstab
> myself. I solved it by pulling the hard drive off the box, mounting it
> on another one and then I modified the file. I guess you could do the
> same if you have a spare FreeBSD box lying around. But there must be a
> better way doing it though.
The 'ed' editor is in /bin, and so is available at single-user boot. It
is a real antique, but if you have a copy of the manual it is not too
hard to correct /etc/fstab.
'ee' is in /usr/bin
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