February 14th, 2005, 13:38
Hello everybody!

Well, as the subject states, my manager was doing some work on one of our FreeBSD servers this morning and proceeded to forget a pair of "" in the rc.conf file. Now, the server fails on boot quoting exactly the problem.

The file system is being mounted read only, so i can't edit the file to fix the problem.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to go about fixing this problem? I checking out the handbook right now and googling, but thought I mine as well ask here while im searching.

I appreciate it.


February 14th, 2005, 13:56
Looks like I'll have to remount the file system / as read/write.

Is it possible to do that once it boots to the little emergency shell?

Also, looks like vi won't work. Anyone know 'ed'?

February 14th, 2005, 14:50

I got it.