Using *vi* while in single-user mode
Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
When booting up to single-user mode and attempting to make changes in "vi", one is confronted with the visual editor saying:
I don't know what kind of terminal you are on - all I have is 'unknown'.
[Using open mode]
"your_filename" 8 lines, 67 characters
It then gives a one-line-at-a-time view of the file, making it difficult to edit.
This happens using "vi" when booted to CDROM or from a network server in single user mode.
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