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Old 10-27-2001, 01:13 AM   #1
marksstroud
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Cool Problems in fstab!


In trying to install mount my zip drive,I most probably put a bad line in fstab.Trying to follow installation instructions of Iomega,I put the following line in fstab: /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip250.0 vfat noauto,user 00.After this,Linux booted to a repair file type of mode.It said the root was mounted as read only and I should remount it.I can bring up vim,but I can't seem to change it to write only.If I am doing it then I get a message that fstab neds a new line.What do I do?i
 
Old 10-27-2001, 06:20 PM   #2
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Did you by any chance make a bootdisk. In cases like this they are dang handy. If not you would be well off downloading one of the internet, a good one is Tomsrbt at (I think) www.tomsrbt.net or .org

You might be able to issue 'mount -o remount -w /dev/???' but it probably won't work because your root fs is buisy.

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip250.0 vfat noauto,user 00

looks a little better like this:
/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip250.0 vfat noauto,user 0 0

That might be it.
 
Old 10-27-2001, 09:33 PM   #3
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Open fstab in an editor, place the curser at the end of the last line of text and press <enter> to put a new line in.
 
  


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