On Fri, August 24, 2012 03:05, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hello James,
> On Thu, 2012-08-23 at 19:06 -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> I discovered the problem with the cd-rom. It is just that, a
>> cd-rom, and I was trying to boot from a dvd rescue disk. I
>> have corrected that problem, edited fstab, and rebooted the
>> system, apparently with success, so far.
> On failed boot one used to be presented with a single user mode root
> login. Didn't the system offer you that option after failing to mount
> said partition? It might be you need to "escape away" the graphical
> boot screen to see that prompt.
It still does, and I was able to edit fstab in it. I just could not
save the changes because the file system was read-only.
> FYI, the interactive boot mode probably isn't very helpful in a
> situation like this as mounting partitions is not an option one can
Ah well. Nothing lost then. But why does the boot loader offer the
'I' option if one cannot make use of it?
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