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I am brand new ti linux. My issued laptop was hanging up when I tried to boot. I got it to boot and to prevent it from hanging up again I thought I would rename the file that was causing problems. Well it turned out the mount command is important (duh). I have tried to reboot with system rescue. When the laptop boots up i can't find the directory/drive holding the mount command so I can change it back. Not being familiar with linux in the first place the help sections are not helping much. I have been working on this for 30 hours now and am stumped. Any ideas please
The commands to automatically mount partitions are in /etc/fstab.
When you boot into system rescue you are dealing with two different operating systems. The rescue CD has its own /etc/fstab and you want to repair the /etc/fstab on your hard drive. When you are the rescue system you need to mount your / partition and edit the /etc/fstab on your / partitions. Assuming that you / partition is /dev/hda1 and that it is an ext3 file system then the commands would be:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /sparrow
You might prefer to use some other editor than vi. Any editor available on the rescue system will do.