I just added a script to send me my ip-address of my pi via email as soon as it starts. Something went terrible wrong with it. On each boot I get a

A start job is running for LSB: Raise network interfaces. (2min 58s/ no limit) Error on the console. I created a new file under /etc/network/if-up.d/mailonconnect and somehow this seems to destroy my pi.

Does anyone have an idea how to either cancel the wait for this startup job or how to access a terminal in that situation to remove and fix the startup script? For some reason CTRL + ALT + F1 for a tty doesn't work.

Thank you.

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    Why don't you just stick the card in another computer and remove the file?
    – goldilocks
    Apr 9, 2016 at 13:03
  • For some reason I couldn't open the SD Card on my Mac (although I installed Fuse for OSX, see blog.gbaman.info/?p=328). But I just started from scratch again. Annoying, but it works. Thanks.
    – SebasZil
    Apr 11, 2016 at 7:47
  • The script belongs into the directory /etc/networrk/if-up.d.
    – ott--
    May 11, 2016 at 8:50
  • As u can see, the file has been in that folder.
    – SebasZil
    May 15, 2016 at 12:50

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Well, no solution, but i just reinstalled Rasbian.

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