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Old 08-11-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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log in from LILO prompt?


In suse 7.2

I changed the run-level and i couldn't boot up my Linux.
So I need to chagne the run level back.
I don't have boot-disk.
And when the start up, the Lilo prompt

"LILO boot : "

come up and then wait for a while , start booting and it failed.
So from the lilo prompt, can i log in somehow and change the run level?
How do i do that?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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At lilo boot prompt type this:
linux single
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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Ok I could login. (as root)
Now in order to boot up, I need to change the run-level 3 back. (I chagned runlevel 5 and it failed to boot).
But when I tried to changed /etc/inittab with "vim" editor, it says that I cannot edit because it's read only file!
How do do that?
thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:08 AM   #4
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You need need to do this:
mount /dev/hdXY / -o remount,rw
Of course you can look in /etc/fstab to see what values to use for XY.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:19 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by moeminhtun
Ok I could login. (as root)But when I tried to changed /etc/inittab with "vim" editor, it says that I cannot edit because it's read only file!
How do do that?
thanks.
Use chmod command? I am new as well, hope it can help.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:28 AM   #6
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Originally posted by slapNUT
You need need to do this:
mount /dev/hdXY / -o remount,rw
Of course you can look in /etc/fstab to see what values to use for XY.
Got it. Thanks.
 
  


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