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Old 03-18-2006, 03:10 AM   #1
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'dhcpcd wlan0' in rc.local hangs machine at boot: workaround?


I have a misconfigured wlan0 device, and the 'dhcpcd wlan0' command in rc.local hangs the machine at boot.

How can I boot the machine to amend/bypass rc.local?

I don't have a floppy drive...
Old 03-18-2006, 06:58 AM   #2
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When you are still in LILO, select the kernel you want to boot from, then on the LILO command line on the bottom of the screen add either the number 1 or the word single after the kernel name. That will boot you into single mode, which should avoid most of the startup scripts.
Old 03-18-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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Thanks Hangdog, I'll try this later.

It works a treat, thanks for this.

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