Thanks for the many posts guys. I understand the concept of mounting the /usr partition. Actually, the "mount -a" worked even though the fstab was mucked up. I didn't realize that single user mode doesn't mount the slices by default... but it all makes sense now.
Thanks Joe -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jerry McAllister Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 7:55 AM To: Joshua Lokken Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: SIngle User Mode Help > > * Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2004-03-06 02:42]: > > > > > > Hey Guys, > > > > > > I'm constantly botching up my fstab file and the system will fail to boot > > > correctly. I've learned to create a working fstab and call is fstab.orig > > > which I can overwrite the botched file if I end up in Single User Mode... > > > > You're right to make a copy before tinkering. > > > > > I can't find any info on Single User Mode to help me: > > > > > > - I use mount -u / to mount the filesystem as read/write > > > > That is correct, but, of course, it only gets the root (/) filesystem > > mounted. You may need stuff on other ones, especially /usr. > > > > Try doing > > fsck /usr or fsck /dev/d0s1f > > mount /usr or mount /dev/d0s1f /usr or whatever slice and > > partition you have /usr on > > > > > - I cannot access any editors like vi or pico (my personal) favorite once in > > > single user mode... Why? > > > > Or, to make things easier: > > prompt# fsck -p Except this might not work if he has bollixed up his fstab as indicated in the original question. > prompt# mount -u / > prompt# mount -a -tufs This might not wokr either with a bad fstab. but doing it for specific devices to specific mount points should work even with a messed up fstab. ////jerry > > just like pre-buildworld... > > -- > Joshua > > Another war ... must it always be so? How many comrades have we lost > in this way? ... Obedience. Duty. Death, and more death ... > -- Romulan Commander, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2 > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"