I've recently installed Debian on an old Pentium box I had lying around. Not my very first foray into Linux but I'm definitely still a newbie.
I used apt-get to install zsh, a replacement for the standard shell (bash?) to try out zsh.
In the meantime, using zsh, I upgraded the distro to Sarge, again with apt-get, and have played with a few other settings which I don't think are related.
Here is the silly part: I decided not to continue with zsh, so did a quick
When I next rebooted, everything was ok, got to the debian login prompt, but I cannot log in as root or as normal user. For obvious reasons, I get the error message:
Cannot execute /bin/zsh: No such file or directory
when I try to login.
Obviously I should have changed a config file somewhere so that the normal shell is loaded by default, since zsh no longer exists on my system. I've tried several rescue disk systems but have had no success - either I get back to the same broken login prompt or I can't boot at all.
Any suggestions on:
(a) how can I boot the system and access my hard drive to fix it, and
(b) what file do I need to edit once I achieve (a) ??