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Thread: rescue mode: r/o disk?

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    rescue mode: r/o disk?

    Lemur Ultra, 12.10

    Hi, I stupidly made a bad change in sudoers (visudo did not save me) and now I no longer have root access. I was able to get into rescue/recovery mode after several tries, but the disk is readonly so I can't fix the file.

    How can I boot into recovery mode with a writable disk?

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    Re: rescue mode: r/o disk?

    Gah, I should have googled for another minute before posting. The answer, of course is:

    mount -o remount,rw /

    All is now well. Sorry for the noise.

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    Re: rescue mode: r/o disk?

    Once in recovery mode, run this command to mount the root file system read/write

    Code:
    mount / -o remount,rw
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

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