Re: Startup hangs because of bad partition
On Wed, Sep 08, 1999 at 11:05:36PM +0200, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 1999 at 03:10:16PM -0400, B. Szyszka wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I wanted to move /var to another partition since it kept on
> > filling up, but I accidentally forgot to make its partition a
> > Linux one and now Linux won't start. When I boot it, it
> > asks me for my root password for maintenance or press
> But what exactly does it say BEFORE running this sulogin? (you can use
> SHIFT+PGUP to see what was printed to the console before)
> > Crtl+D to continue booting. If I put in the password, I get a
> > limited set of programs including no text editor so I can't
> > edit /etc/fstab
> try mounting our /usr partition - some editor should be there...
On my system I have "ae" in /bin -- look for it on yours. :)
Or, you could try to cat....
echo "stuff here" > /tmp/tmp
echo "more stuff" >> /tmp/tmp [as much as needed]>
cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.old
cp /tmp/tmp /etc/fstab
Seth Arnold | http://www.willamette.edu/~sarnold/
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