LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
linux trainer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
update fstab failed ?... pleas it emergency state


Hi
Its my first question here....ok

the problem:
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

the questions:
1-how can i fix the update fstab failed?
2-when i try to chmod 777 /mnt dosent work... why ?

thanx for all
 
Old 11-09-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
JamesChamberlain
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Wirral, UK
Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise Linux / Fedora 11
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux trainer View Post
Hi
Its my first question here....ok

the problem:
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

the questions:
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:

mount -a

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
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
linux trainer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
THANX JamesChamberlain FOR YOUR HELP

With all due respect and appreciation.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #4
JamesChamberlain
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Wirral, UK
Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise Linux / Fedora 11
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux trainer View Post
THANX JamesChamberlain FOR YOUR HELP

With all due respect and appreciation.
That's okay, I hope it's fixed your problems
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not able to update etc/fstab Saravana Pandi Linux - Software 1 08-29-2006 01:24 AM
Latest Suse "YOU" update....Linux Kernel Update Failed Balarabay1 Suse/Novell 10 06-11-2006 09:07 PM
FSTAB update without rebooting mijohnst Linux - General 2 12-20-2004 10:54 AM
schedule() Do i need to update current state of a process? sunang Programming 4 11-17-2004 12:17 AM
fstab update code? Nightfrost Debian 2 10-25-2004 04:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration