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I changed the root partition in fstab to "r o" [read only], not realizing that I wouldn't be able to change it back once the system rebooted. I'm sure there's ...
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    I changed the root partition in fstab to "r o" [read only], not realizing that I wouldn't be able to change it back once the system rebooted.
    I'm sure there's some simple way to undo this. "Rescue" distros like Helix, etc, don't seem to work with OpenBSD, so no luck there, and I tried booting into the old kernel (bsd.old) to no avail.
    I've spent a lot of time patching and updating everything, and thought I was putting the finishing touches on the install, but did I ever !
    Any suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    "Rescue" distros like Helix, etc, don't seem to work with OpenBSD,
    Are you telling me that there is no rescue disk for Open BSD?

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    Run:

    mount -orw /<mountpoint>

    After you boot. That will remount the FS as read-write.
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