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Old 07-27-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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I screwed up my /etc/rc.d/rc.local...How do I fix it?

I do an init 0 in rc.local (don't ask me why). So I shutdown before I can go in and remove that.

Basically I need to boot into a "safe mode" to fix it... How do I do this?

Incidentally, I still want to do a shutdown, but I want to pause for 30 seconds first. Can I just do:

pause 60


Old 07-27-2004, 04:30 PM   #2
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you will need a rescue disk.
boot the rescue disk, and use an editor (vi, nano, vim, emacs) to remove the bad init 0 call.

most distro cd's come with windows programs for creating Linux boot disks...
i assume you are using windows to post this thread ?
Old 07-27-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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What distro are you using? Nothing is under your name.

If you are using Grub type e when the grub choice screen comes up then highlight the kernel you use and at the end of the line that says kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435.2.3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet, just put this single. Then hit enter and then b, this will get you into a safe mode.

Old 07-27-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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does single mode not also run the rc.local script ?
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Originally posted by qwijibow
does single mode not also run the rc.local script ?
As a matter of fact, it doesn't. giving single as a parameter to
lilo will do the trick ...



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