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Old 03-09-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
J@kk%h1t
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Root folder


Hi Guys,

need help have put files in root folder by mistake, now wont boot after password keeps cycling. Have put live disc in & can see files in root folder but not letting me delete them. Is it possible to do this from safe mode without cd?, If so what string do I need to input in command line to enable to do this???

Any help would be great

Thanks
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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When you boot to LiveCD, make sure you mount the partition as read-write, and make sure you attain privileges of root in the CD environment.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks will give it a go & let you know later......... ;-D
 
Old 03-09-2007, 03:55 PM   #4
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Smile hi Osor thanks for help so far.................

Well some success only got 1 file in there now & that aint budgeing!!! Starts to delete then stops about 1/2 way through.
System still won't boot with this file in.........any way from the line command of dealing with subborn files.......;-D
 
Old 03-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #5
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Well some success only got 1 file in there now & that aint budgeing!!! Starts to delete then stops about 1/2 way through.
System still won't boot with this file in.........any way from the line command of dealing with subborn files.......;-D
How do you know it stops halfway through? Does the file a normal name? If you want, try overwriting the file with nothing (i.e., in bash “> filename”). Then try removing it (“rm filename”).
 
Old 03-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Hi Osor

Managed to clear it by changing file type, haven't a clue why it wouldn't delete as was but managed to sort in the end..........;-D

Thanks for all the help, great to have knowledge at your finger tips.
 
  


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