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after unsuccessfully trying to install a second hard drive, I am getting these errors even though I have removed the drive and all references to it in /etc/fstab. At first I could not even boot the system as it kept dropping me to a shell with
Repair filesystem 1 #
Now I am able to boot the machine but I am getting these errors
WARNING: Bad format on line 10 of /etc/fstab
WARNING: Bad format on line 11 of /etc/fstab
twice in the boot sequence, first after "checking root filesystem" and then same 2 messages after "checking filesystems"
I have double checked /etc/fstab and cannot see any errors
I am unsure of how to repair this and any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, I'll give that a try. I was worried I did something when it kept dropping me to the line.
Repair filesystem 1 #
Being kinda new I did not know what to type and am still unsure of how I got back in. I think by typing login. Very frustrating and most of the places I search refer to full RH installs and this one is a firewall so I tried not to install anything not needed..anywhoo onward and upward. Still a blast to play with.
Originally posted by Q*Bert Sorry to butt in, but thetwin you really need to look at a book for this stuff, as there are some underlying concepts you need to know such as how the linux boots up etc.
You won't be dissappointed by investing in a good book - I still have all of my linux books and I use at least one of them at least once a day!
I don't know about you but this is a legitimate question and not that common. I would understand telling him to get a book or search if he was asking how to list files in a directory or copy files, something very basic. But we shouldn't tell members to just read a book to get their answer, that is not what this site is for, especially on a question like this.
If so, try placing your block cursor as far down as you can go where there aren't any ~ and press dd to delete the lines. This might be the cause of your system recognizing lines that aren't really there with possibly a character that is not visible in the plain text file. Not sure if this will work, but you can always try renaming your old fstab file and rebuilding it, copying the contents you have in the old one to a new one..