Hosed fstab, won't boot how to edit?
rsiven at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:51:59 UTC 2009
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
> 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?
If this is the same as rescue mode booting from the CD/DVD, the file
system is mounted to /mnt/sysimage. To get root access, use chroot
/mnt/sysimage. Then use vim to edit /etc/fstab
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