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  • You can usually get ee or vim working by doing
    mount -u /
    mount /usr
    mount /var

    Alternatively, you could have used ed(1). It's not pretty, but not impossible either. It's saved my bacon a number of times...


    • I don't think this was actually single user mode (I wasn't able to find out really). It looked as though booting was incomplete: it tried to dial with the message PPP started as root and that was it then. No login, it simply dropped to a shell.

      I am not yet fully grokking FreeBSD, I am afraid. After my succesful compilation of the kernel I had to learn that it no longer asked for the password when logging in as root so I had to re-set the password using /stand/sysinstall. Very weird.

      But still, it appears t
  • Every admin should take the 15 minutes that it takes to read ed(1), and play with it for another 15 minutes, for those fateful days when nothing is working right and you need to edit a file.
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge