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Re: Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)

From: "Martin P. Hellwig" <mhellwig@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:16:57 +0100

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Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 02:06:26PM +0100, Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
>>Hi Joerg Sonnenberger,
>>you wrote.
>>JS> Why do we need such an editor? Heck, we are talking about a situation
>>JS> where you can't mount /usr. In which situation would an editor be
>>JS> needed for that? I can't imagine any.
>>How about editing fstab not to include /usr so you can continue to
>>boot (a lot of stuff is easier to fix when the network's up) ?
>>Yeah I know, we could do that with head and tail ;-).
>>But yes, there's a point.
> Well, how do you want to continue to boot without /usr ?!
> You can directly configure your network or call the rc scripts
> if you really want to.

After a UPS blowup (and I mean smoke and leakage) a part of / and /etc 
was corrupted leaving my fstab , rc.conf and some other stuff crippled. 
In my case I did a boot with the dragonfly cd , mounted the partition 
and restored a backup.
However I could imagine that adminstrator of a headless machines without 
cd drive could get into a mild panic ;-)


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