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Re: mount

On Sun, Jul 30, 2000 at 06:32:55AM -0700, Nianwei Xing wrote:
> hi, debians;
> I forget my root password and check the FAQs, somebody
> said that after reboot the system and mount filesystem
> and then edit the file /etc/passwd, it will work. so i
> reboot my computer with my rescue disk and at the boot
> prompt, type rescue mount=/dev/hdc1, when the screen
> shows the following message;
> kernel panic vfs; unable to mount root fs on 01;00.
> it stopped. Does anybody know how to handle this
> problem?
> also, when I reboot with my boot disk, it goes to same
> point and stop.
> Any information is appreciated!

/dev/hdc is the first disk on the second IDE controller, often the
CD-ROM drive.  You may mean /dev/hda.

Try booting Tom's Root/Boot (http://www.toms.net/rb/) and seeing what
devices you've got installed.  You should be able to mount one of these
and find out where your /etc/passwd is, and edit appropriately.

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