Unix root login hanging - CANCELLED

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In trying to resolve a name resolution on my unix machine, I caused the machine not to boot up.  I think it was because of the following:

I updated a nsswitch.conf file to include:
  hosts:  files dns

Then per the instructions in the comments of the file, I updated a file called "netconfig", if I remember correctly.  What I did in this file was to put "-" at the rightmost column for ticlts, ticots, and ticotsord.

Now when I try to login as root, it just hangs.  How do I get out of this?

CANCELLED - ROOT LOGIN FINALLY COMPLETED AFTER A VERY LONG TIME.
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Boot from a rescue floppy and mount partition from hard drive. Edit files as necessary to correct fault.

Also if your setup allows a single user boot mode then you could try using that instead of a rescue floppy.
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