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Date:      Sat, 24 Apr 1999 17:26:53 +0100
From:      Mark Ovens <>
To:        Colin Jack <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Newbie Help!
Message-ID:  <19990424172653.B256@marder-1>
In-Reply-To: <000001be8e6e$a020bf40$08069ed4@colin>; from Colin Jack on Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 05:22:19PM +0100
References:  <000001be8e6e$a020bf40$08069ed4@colin>

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On Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 05:22:19PM +0100, Colin Jack wrote:
> I am a newbie learning to get to grips with FreeBSD and I have dropped
> myself in it!
> I have not set the path to my shell correctly for the root (using vipw) and
> cannot now get in. I think I need to get in as a single user and run vipw
> again, but I am using version 3.1 and I don't get a boot: prompt to type -s
> at!
> Is there a different method of getting in in single user mode in version
> 3.x?

Read the message whilst it's counting down to the boot. Press any
key (except space) and you get a boot prompt where you can enter
``boot -c'' just like before.


> Thanks
> Colin
> Colin Jack
> Director
> Mainline IT

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