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Old 01-30-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Terminal is not responding


Hello all,

I am new to linux and working on fedora 10 since a couple of weeks. When I was trying to edit fstab, it seems that I commented the wrong line. After rebooting, when opening terminal the cursor is blanking but I cannot type anything.

How can I access my fstab and edit it without the need for terminal?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Boot from a Live CD and mount your Fedora root partition read-write.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Or single user mode which doesn't need creating a live CD. When grub comes up, catch it, most buttons will interrupt it, select the boot option you are after, hit e, go to the kernal live, hit e then at the end of the line place 1 or single (make sure their is a space before it). Then you can load single user mode and should be able to edit /etc/fstab, might require some manual mounting of things if you broke fstab enough. As Single User Mode works effectively at init run level 1 from what I understand, you won't get a fancy GUI, it will be a CLI shell.

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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Or single user mode which doesn't need creating a live CD. When grub comes up, catch it, most buttons will interrupt it, select the boot option you are after, hit e, go to the kernal live, hit e then at the end of the line place 1 or single (make sure their is a space before it). Then you can load single user mode and should be able to edit /etc/fstab, might require some manual mounting of things if you broke fstab enough. As Single User Mode works effectively at init run level 1 from what I understand, you won't get a fancy GUI, it will be a CLI shell.
after placing 1 or single (with a space before them) nothing happen. It takes me back to the previous menu (root, kernel, initrd)!!
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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erm... b to boot. once you have added that to the line.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 06:32 AM   #6
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erm... b to boot. once you have added that to the line.
thanks
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:55 AM   #7
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Sorry about that , forgot to say it first time. Wasn't able to check that out as I typed it second time around. Apologises.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:11 AM   #8
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Sorry about that , forgot to say it first time. Wasn't able to check that out as I typed it second time around. Apologises.
No problem man. Thanks.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:30 AM   #9
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Have you been able to fix it yet?
 
Old 02-03-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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Have you been able to fix it yet?
Yes, I did.Thanks.

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