Originally Posted by linux trainer
Its my first question here....ok
when i observe my system (linux Redhat 4...) during boot process i notes that update fstab [Failed]
then when the booting is finshed and the file system is mounting ,here i try to copy some fiels to my external hard (which i mounting it without any problem) a massege is appear saied >>> read only
1-how can i fix the update fstab failed?
2-when i try to chmod 777 /mnt dosent work... why ?
thanx for all
To edit fstab in filesystem recovery mode you need to remount your root filesystem, read-write. When you've entered your root password in fs recovery mode, do:
mount -o remount,rw /
Your root filesystem will be read write then, you can then go ahead and edit /etc/fstab.conf with vim, vi or whatever.
Do you know where you've made a mistake in the fstab.conf ?
Also, this is good practice..:
Whenever you make a change to fstab, if you do:
afterwards, this will force the system to re-read the fstab.conf file. If you have an error, make sure u fix this error before you reboot, or you'll be thrown straight back into a recovery shell