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Old 05-13-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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linux won't boot up cause of a comment I accidentally made


I'm using Gnome, Fedora Core 1.

At /etc/inittab, I accidentally commented

# System initialization.
#si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

The next thing i know after a reboot is, that it hang after find new hardware! How do I change it back?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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Knoppix.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
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or damnsmall linux, is a bit less work to download , and works way faster!
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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actually i recovered it using knoppix.

i was just wondering without using any 3rd party OS, is there any command to recover it.

anyway thanks

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Old 05-13-2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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You could have use the 1st cd of your distro to get into rescue mode Faster than Knowpix download
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
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quite hard to do anything in your linux if it doesn't boot. You could have tried booting in single-user-mode, but I don't think it would have helped.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 11:49 PM   #7
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wow! the solution is so easy. just put in fedora core 1 cd 1.

type "linux rescue"
follow the instructions
at the command prompt type "chroot /mnt/sysimage"

there! you'll get root permission without any password prompted and can modify, copy, delete anything you want.

i think i better set my bios boot sequence to hard drive 1st else anyone with a fedora core 1 cd 1 can boot into my system and do anything

Last edited by linuxzouk; 05-14-2004 at 11:51 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:24 AM   #8
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"if you don't have physical security, you don't have any security...."

or something like that....
 
  


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