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Old 09-13-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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linux rescue and vi

I just reinstalled redhat 9. I need to edit /etc/fstab. Until I make these changes I cannot get redhat to boot. When I get to linux rescue mode, then to a shell I get these results. If I type in dir it shows me that I am in the root directory. When I type #vi /etc/fstab it brings me to a screen (blank for the most part), but does not show my /ect/fstab. Is this the way I am supposed to edit in linux rescue.
Old 09-13-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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The rescue mode runs from RAM not off the hard drive.

Your real root partition should be mounted to /mnt/sysimage.
Verify with the mount command ( no options).
If not you can mount it your self.

So the fstab file you want is located in:


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