F9: fsck gotcha on booting
Horst H. von Brand
vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Tue Apr 22 18:37:52 UTC 2008
Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:
> My fstab contains the line:
> LABEL=/xtra /xtra ext3 defaults 1 2
> which worked fine on F8. Now with F9-Preview the boot process halts with
> the following error ï»¿(I'm working form memory here):
> Fsck: cannot resolve "LABEL=/xtra"
> and drops me to a Shell to fix the problem. Two things:
> 1) From the Shell I can happily "mount /xtra" with no problems, so what
> 2) I can't edit /etc/fstab from this Shell. "mount" claims that the
> system disk is mounted rw. but when I try to edit fstab "vi" tells me
> it's read-only, and in fact "> foo" from the Shell gives the same error.
> So I feel I have to ask why is the emergency Shell set up to not let me
> edit anything?
mount -o remount,rw / # And whatever else you need
Don't forget to sync(1) before rebooting!
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