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



Robert Moskowitz 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 assume you have done the normal "write a ro file" command (:w!) and that failed as well?

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?




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