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Re: fstab problems



On Wednesday 31 May 2006 2:53 pm, William Steibel wrote:
> Having problems with samba, I foolishly edited the fstab file. Of course
> fedora 5 will no longer boot. I have used knoppix and the fc5 rescue disk
> to get into the system and edit the fstab file back to the original. In
> each method I run into the same problem. I cannot edit the file because it
> is a read only file. All attempts to save the edited file fails.
> I am a linux novice,so excuse my stupidity. I appreciate the solution to
> this problem
>
> Bill Steibel
> bsteibel amnh org

Maybe this will help.
If you use Knoppix 
1) Boot the system using Knoppix (rescue disk).
2) as root 
   A) fdisk -l  ( list all partitions of all disks)
   B) Enter the proper data  (example below)
[root localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 116301 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         105       52888+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2             106       12435     6214320   83  Linux
/dev/hda4           12436      116295    52345440    5  Extended
/dev/hda5           12436      115800    52095928+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6          115801      116295      249448+  82  Linux swap / Sola

Disk /dev/hdb: 8447 MB, 8447459328 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 16368 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1               1       16368     8249440+  83  Linux

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--->From my fstab

( Note also all the system stuff that does not have mount points! )
/dev/hda2               /                  ext3    defaults            1 1
/dev/hda1               /boot              ext3    defaults            1 2
none                    /dev/pts           devpts  gid=5,mode=620      0 0
none                    /dev/shm           tmpfs   defaults            0 0
none                    /proc              proc    defaults            0 0
none                    /sys               sysfs   defaults            0 0
/dev/hda5               /usr               ext3    defaults            1 2
/dev/hdb1               /home              ext3    defaults            1 2
/dev/hda6               swap               swap    defaults            0 0
/dev/hdd                /media             auto    ro,user,noauto      0 0

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3) Put all the proper hard drive info in as well as all non-mounting "file 
systems" 

4) Verify that the file has been written. 
   [root localhost ~]# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda2               /                  ext3    defaults            1 1
/dev/hda1               /boot              ext3    defaults            1 2
none                    /dev/pts           devpts  gid=5,mode=620      0 0
none                    /dev/shm           tmpfs   defaults            0 0
none                    /proc              proc    defaults            0 0
none                    /sys               sysfs   defaults            0 0
/dev/hda5               /usr               ext3    defaults            1 2
/dev/hdb1               /home              ext3    defaults            1 2
/dev/hda6               swap               swap    defaults            0 0
/dev/hdd                /media             auto    ro,user,noauto      0 0

J Ludwig

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