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Old 01-19-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
colmm
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Kboot not allowing to edit kboot.conf


Hi All,

Thanks for any help 1st of off.

Just getting started with Linux.

Had edited the kboot.conf file within linux.
Which I did incorrectly (know wly I think)
But now not booting, only to kboot prompt.

I type
sudo nano /etc/kboot.conf
type in password
to edit the file but would allow me to save changes.
Says its a write file only.

Am I doing this incorrectly, have also tried in sh but that no better.

Thanks again.
don't want to reinstall just yet..!!

C
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Welcome on this forum.

Please tell us first which distribution and version you did install.

Then hopefully we will be able to help you.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Sorry, duplicate post (LQ slow theses times...).

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-19-2009 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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The easiest way might be to boot of a liveCD, mount the partition holding the file and edit it from there.

say your file is on / (sda1)

do something like:

Code:
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
# vi /mnt/etc/kboot.conf
# unmount /mnt
# shutdown -r now
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #5
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Welcome on this forum.

Please tell us first which distribution and version you did install.

Then hopefully we will be able to help you.
Thanks (Sorry)

Using XUbuntu+powerpc on PS3 (hopefully thats ok)

Just read reply below (Thank you for reply and all the text)
I don't think I can mount as cd only installs.

When the cd boots in expert options gives a long list of things it can do.
Was hoping (maybe like Windows) could repair the startup process.?
 
Old 01-20-2009, 04:07 AM   #6
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Thanks you guys just played around with it booting now into 1080p, no douth have more questions later,
 
  


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