I think I did just about the worst thing I could do to my organization's FreeBSD-4.11 email server today:
I was trying to free up space on the root disk and attempted to copy the /etc directory to another disk, /new/etc, then delete and symlink the old location to the new: $ sudo cp -Rp /etc /new/etc $ sudo rm -rd /etc/; sudo ln -s /new/etc /etc Of course, with the sudoers file in the original /etc directory, the first "sudo" command to remove the /etc directory disabled the second "sudo" command's ability to run. Now, I cannot log in as a privileged user to copy or move /new/etc back to /etc. (Because the password files were also in /etc.) I've tried booting into Single User mode with "boot -s" at the boot prompt, only to receive a "mountroot>" prompt wanting to know where to find the root filesystem. I've also tried booting from my installation distribution, but can't get out of the installation without the machine rebooting. To make a long story shorter, is there any hope for getting a privileged user account on this machine to move /etc back to where it should be? -- Glenn Gillis ELAW U.S. Information Technology Manager Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide http://www.elaw.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"