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Re: fstab problem

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John Miller wrote:
> Deephay wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> I have a problem with my /etc/fstab and the system cannot boot.
>> I copied a fstab file from another machine, but I fogot that the file
>> system of the root volume on that machine is ext3 but the one I have
>> is XFS, so the system cannot boot anymore.
>> Luckily I have a LiveCD and I boot the LiveCD system and change the
>> fstab:
>> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
>> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
>> /dev/hda3       /               xfs     defaults,errors=remount-ro
>> 0       1
>> /dev/hda8       /boot           ext3    defaults        0       0
>> /dev/hda9       none            swap    sw              0       0
>> /dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
> Are you sure that these are the correct partitions for the disk?  It
> seems a bit odd that you don't have /dev/hda1 or /dev/hda2 being used
> for something.  Did the live cd detect the above?

hda1 & hda2 might be used by Windows.

>> but the system can only boot to runlevel 2, and the message said that
>> the '/' is not mounted yet (wrong option).
>> So, how can I write a correct fstab?
> The system booted to runlevel 2 without a root filesystem?  How? 
> Anyway, runlevel 2 is the Debian default, so _only_ booting to runlevel
> 2 isn't a bad thing unless you've specified otherwise....

It's my impression that he booted using the LiveCD.

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