Subject: Re: Unable to boot NetBSD to Multi User on Quadra 650
To: Dale Swanson <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 05/11/2001 17:23:41
On Fri, 11 May 2001, Dale Swanson wrote:

> Salutations!
> Thanks for the advice on my previous problem. Having unchecked "Change monitor settings" and zapping the PRAM, I can now boot NetBSD 1.11 into Single User mode. Now I have two other problems:
> 1) When booting to Single User, the file system is always Read Only
> (contrary to what the manual says). Is there a way to change this so I
> don't have to "mount -w sd0a" each time?

No, root is always mounted r/o when you boot into single user mode. It is
mounted that way for a VERY good reason - it is so that you can fsck the
root file system and not hose the machine.

I think the documentation is talking about when you boot and the rc
scripts discover the system has not been configured - at that time you're
supposed to have root mounted r/w. But that's different from booting
single user.

Take care,