Subject: Re: Single user mode: ed(1) or bust
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Joerg Niendorf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/05/2007 13:10:07
I found myself in a similar situation the other day and now always
create a file "/root/.termcap" which contains an entry for vt100.
(Check out "/usr/share/misc/termcap".)
In single user mode, you can then issue:
export TERM TERMPATH
and then use /rescue/vi:
You will still get an error message if /var is not mounted, because
"/var/tmp/vi.recover" is not accessible. But that shouldn't worry
you in this particular situation. Just hit Enter to ignore it.
There might be better ways, but this is what I do.