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Any help is much appreciated.
1. Single user shell. init may be passed -s from the boot program to
prevent the system from going multi-user and to instead execute a
single user shell without starting the normal daemons. The system
is then quiescent for maintenance work and may later be made to go
to state 2 (multi-user) by exiting the single-user shell (with ^D).
so when you see the boot prompt, pass it the "-s" switch. then edit your rc.conf, and see what's wrong with it.
The alternative is to download the FreeBSD recovery CD, and boot from it, mount the HDD, and edit the offending file. I'm surprised NetBSD doesn't have a recovery shell of some kind on the install CD. (Haven't used NetBSD in years).