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Old 11-21-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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centos 5 rescue CD -> shell, now what?

I need to rescue my linux system. I have put in my linux rescue cd and got a shell that is not my system shell, but rescue cd's own shell.

If I start my computer without the rescue cd, I get a shell and can login as root, but the file system is read only.

I need to uninstall the package and reinstall it from cd. But I can't mount:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom does not exist

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mkdir: cannot create directory '/mnt/cdrom': Read-only file system

Can someone suggest me how I can get file system to read/write mode. I used the rescue cd and get its own shell, what do I do from here? How do I get my computer file system, rather than rescue cd file system?

Last edited by jCash; 11-21-2007 at 03:07 PM.
Old 11-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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You missed reading the on-screen messages, the one about using chroot is important.

Also to gain access to the media you need to type;

mknod /tmp/tmpcdrom b 22 0
mount -t iso9660 /tmp/tmpcdrom /cdrom


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