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Re: Hosed fstab, won't boot how to edit?



Roger Heflin wrote:
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm htt-consult com> wrote:
So I mistyped noatime in /etc/fstab; wished there was a way to test this
first!

Anyway, since this is my ASUS Eee and my swap is on the SD card, by pulling
the SD card the boot halts and puts me into Repair Filesystem mode.

Thing is /etx fstab is readonly.  vi fstab won't let me save the file.

I really don't want to do a complete reinstall yet.  I want to buy a 8Gb SD
card first (and next time I am putting /usr on the SD card).  So how can I
edit this?


mount -o rw,remount /

So I tried this (had a DAH moment after you posted this), but got an error:

mount: / not mounted already, or bad option

So I tried just 'mount' to see what the status of / is and got (amongst other pieces of info):

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
then edit it.


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