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Re: fstab messed up: stuck in boot process; help needed!



Rob <spamrefuse yahoo com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> By accident I have put an entry to /dev/hdb1 and /dev/hdb2 in my
> /etc/fstab, although there's no 2nd harddisk in my system.
> When I rebooted, the boot process gets stuck during or
> after the fsck and stops with the message to enter the
> root password for maintenance.
> When I do that, I get the prompt "(Repair filesystem)".
>  
> I thought I now simply edit and correct the /etc/fstab file and
> reboot; but, damn, the root filesystem is mounted as readonly.
> Whatever I do, it remains readonly.

Found it myself:  # mount -o remount,rw /
Then I can edit and correct /etc/fstab.

Rob.


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