Sat Aug 23 02:46:40 CEST 2014

broke boot after upgrade

installed skype 4.3, then systemd got pulled in and broke boot.
trying to run rescue from jessie netinst.iso on a usbstick (just dd)

the 'Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D for normal startup):'
seems to be doubled up
both instances are reading from the same tty which makes it impossible to type anything but a single letter
so i booted rescue stick, created a script 's' with contents 'sleep 1000000' and booted recovery mode again and tried until 's' got executed.
then killed the fsck that was running still

EDIT: problem was a stale automatic /dev/sdc1 line in /etc/fstab