live and learn

piper.guy1 piper.guy1 at
Tue Jun 8 13:08:18 PDT 2010


Started reading and doing what the book says (6.6). Didn't take too
long before I got myself into trouble. :-(

In " Host system Requirements", the instructions explicitly wants
'/bin/sh' to be pointing to bash. Mine was pointing to dash. So I
endeavoured to change it by deleting the symlink and then create
another symlink to point to bash. However, being a naive newbie all
hell broke loose when I deleted the symlink, and everything was
misbehaving. So, before I realized what I had done I logged out
rebooted and then couldn't log back in anymore.

Sooo...before I do something else that I'm not suppose to do, I
thought I'd get advise first. My thinking is that I need to get a
Linux rescue or recovery CD, mount the file system on the hard drive,
and then add a symlink to bash. Make sense or is there an easier way?

Any recommendations on a rescue disk?

One more thing. Seeing that this is a very risky thing to be advising
in LFS 6.6, can I suggest that the authour(s) add some caveats around
this instruction?

/carl h.

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