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Old 06-08-2004, 01:46 AM   #1
rnmartinez
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newbie that did something real dumb


I was trying to get everything working and had some probs mounting drives. So I used an old fstab. Only problem is that my old fstab says my /dev/hda3 is ext3 and it is now reiserfs. So it keeps mounting as read only. Can I use the mount command to re mount / as reiser and read-write? Thanks for any suggestions

PS are there any live cds or otherwise live boot discs that will let me alter existing linux partitions? seems they wont let me enter as root
 
Old 06-08-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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most distributions have a live-cd you can boot from.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 08:44 AM   #3
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Yes they do, but they don't allow me root access on existing drives. So I can't write any changes to my fstab. I did pretty good didn't I?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 08:57 AM   #4
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You might want to try Knoppix. It runs completely from CD. I always use it when I have screwed up my system.
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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Booting from a rescue CD or floppy should give you the proper access to the system. Don't confuse this with simply attempting to log in as root.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 09:40 AM   #6
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[list=1][*]Boot knoppix, tomsrtbt, whatever rescue system you like[*]mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda3 /mnt/[*]vi /mnt/etc/fstab[/list=1]

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