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
>> # <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.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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