Repairing a mount configuration problem
schaiba at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 19:25:12 UTC 2008
Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> I recently made some changes with the partitions on my system and neglected to update fstab. As the system booted, a message appeared, stating I could:
> 1. type Ctrl-D to continue (I tried that, and it caused the computer to reboot and stop anew at the same problem - not very useful); or
> 2. type the root password to fix the problem.
> Upon trying the second method, the system logged me in, but I was unable to fix anything because the partitions were mounted read only. This is also not useful.
> How am I supposed to fix the problem (I knew exactly what it was) when I am barred from changing anything?
mount -rw (man mount is even better ;)
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