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Old 07-16-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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neet to edit inittab, pls help


I botched my GDM by using a theme taht i guess it doesnt want to play nice with and now it says the greeter is corrupt. Im on a live CD and i was wondering how i can grant myself permissions so that i can edit my /etc/inittab on /dev/hda1 save it and reboot back to normal til i can fix the GDM

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Old 07-16-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
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When I have in the past made mistakes whether it has to do with the Kernel or the initab I have always found Knopppix to be the cure for my issue. What you want to do is mount the Hard Drive so you can view the contents if not already mounted for you. You would then open a terminal and change your user to have root access, then open the file you want to edit with your favourite editor and save it. You should have no other probelms if you followed those steps.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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which steps are you having problems with? which steps have you done so far?
 
Old 07-16-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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log in as root and mount the partition with the read-write option enabled.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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Assuming your Linux partition is /dev/hda1 you can do the following in Knoppix (or any liveCD):
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mkdir /mnt/hda1
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 -t ext3 #replace ext3 by whatever FS you use
gedit /mnt/hda1/etc/inittab #use whatever text editor you like
Don't forget to replace hda1 by the right partiton

Last edited by AresXP; 07-16-2005 at 06:04 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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thankyou!

was able to resolve the issue
 
Old 07-16-2005, 06:18 PM   #7
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Glad to see you like slack 10.1 becuase im about to upgade to that now.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 06:43 PM   #8
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Originally posted by PSIPHON
Glad to see you like slack 10.1 becuase im about to upgade to that now.
Eheh, Slackware owns man!
 
  


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