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Old 10-02-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Deleted /etc/fstab !!


Hi all,
being a complete idiot I hastily moved my fsab file to fstab.old and modified it. However, I accidently saved the modified file as fstab.old so fstab no longer exists. Linux now fails to bootup as the file is missing. How can I change the name of that fstab.old file to fstab. Please don't say I have to reinstall.
Thanks in advance
Sat
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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#cp fstab.old fstab

?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yes, but how do I get a prompt where I can type the command. Linux does not boot as normal.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:48 PM   #4
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try a rescue disk. There's hundred's of them out there.

I like tomsrtbt
(actually a single floppy distro)
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:53 PM   #5
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insert ur cd, power up, select rescue mode.?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:01 PM   #6
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When the system fails to boot but up I can type in the root password and try to repair. However when I try to:
cp /etc/ftab.old /etc/fstab
I'm told its a read only file system.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:59 PM   #7
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remount / read,write with this command:
/sbin/mount -n -o remount,rw /
 
  


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