January 12th, 2002, 09:46 PM
I am at the command prompt after it asks me to enter the shell... I cannot just use vi or ee or edit... how am I supposed to edit files to fix this?
January 12th, 2002, 09:56 PM
After what asks you to enter the shell?
Did it fail during boot and prompt you to enter the command shell as single-user to fix the filesystem?
This might be the key to your problems. Rather than pushing your luck with these "multiple OS" systems, why not just find a cheap used computer, and put FreeBSD on it alone? (Look around, and you can probably find a Pentium 100 with 64 MB Ram for about $80)
Last edited by rycamor; January 12th, 2002 at 09:59 PM.
January 12th, 2002, 10:07 PM
I got it!!!
I ran fsck
went through and it found some errors... I got to the # prompt and typed exit... after a few things, it asks me to login!!!
January 13th, 2002, 09:03 AM
So it WAS a boot failure. The question is "how did your filesystem get corrupted?". Did you shut down without halting the system?
I suspect this VirtualPC thing might be the cause of this and future troubles, though, so my recommendation above still stands.