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Old 07-27-2004, 06:33 AM   #1
buMPer
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need help on crashed 2nd hard drive


hi all!

i recently installed a second hard drive and everything was working fine then last saturday the drive just stopped responding. i physically removed the 2nd hard drive but forgot to delete a line on fstab and when i re-booted it stopped in the middle and an error message appeared. it says there was a problem mounting:

/dev/hdb1 mnt/multimedia

how do i edit the fstab on console mode/recovery mode? if i'm not mistaken i need to remove that line so it'll boot properly again. my job depends on this coz i saved my department's project analysis files on the 1st hard drive.

BTW, i'm using Fedora Core 2


thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:07 AM   #2
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Boot up the 1st CD and select rescue mode. The / partition will be mounted at /mnt/sysimage. You can use a text editor, vi or pico to edit the file (i.e. /mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab).
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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w000t!! thanks michaelk. you're a life saver. buy you a beer next time you're in LA
 
  


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