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Re: "Waiting for root file system..." hang solved

On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 09:14:44PM -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> it turns out you can do a reasonable amount of stuff in that busybox
> shell and if the system is close to booting, you can get it to
> go. What I was missing, and desperately wanted, was some kind of text
> editor. I ended up have to do some funky 'cat'ing of files and text
> input to tweak an encryption-key script. Not fun without an editor,
> but you sure can do it... 

You mean that the busybox doesn't have any editor at all?  The busybox
package (not necessarily the same as the initrd version) has vi and ed.
No ed in the initrd?  


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