while true; do ping 10.9.0.1; sleep 1; done on
/etc/rc.local on an embedded board. I have been waiting longer than 20 minutes that it does not get the log in prompt. Either it got stuck on the boot or boot works extremely slow (normally it takes less than 2 minute to get the log in prompt on my device).
I can fix it by inserting the SD card into my laptop and remove the
while(1). But I wonder if I did such thing on a PC/laptop, would it be possible to fix it without need of re-installing the distro?