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Old 05-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #31
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Its on a different pc

i just get a single ~ on everyline and then at the bottom
ECTFSTAB[NEWFILE] 0,0-1 All


no idea what it means tho...
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:29 PM   #32
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The right command is

vi /etc/fstab

you probably are typing

vi /ETCFSTAB or something like that. Keep in mind that linux is case sensitive and we need the file fstab in folder /etc
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #33
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nope, i typed what it says although what it acutally says at the bottom is
"/ect/fstab" [NEWFILE]

if that makes any difference
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #34
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nope, i typed what it says although what it acutally says at the bottom is
"/ect/fstab" [NEWFILE]
is etc not ect
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #35
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right that might explain a lot, ill go try again
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:41 PM   #36
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okay here is what it says
<file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0
/dev/hda4 /home vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /windows mtfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0



does this tell you anything?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:53 PM   #37
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Ok. First

Code:
sudo vi /etc/fstab
and add in front of the line nr4 the # charcter. Now it should look like this

Code:
#/dev/hda4 /home vfat defaults 0 0
You said you CAN login as root so i guess you have set a root password.

Just to keep things simple reboot and login as root

Code:
mkdir /home/tom
chown tom /home/tom
chgrp tom /home/tom
reboot

Last edited by voger; 05-09-2006 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #38
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how do i reboot, once i enter the fstab i can't seem to execute commands there fore any changes i make aren't being saved
when i type the mkdir bits, i get the same errors as earlier.
File exists
operation not permitted

any ideas why
 
Old 05-10-2006, 11:54 AM   #39
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in vi editor you should press Esc several times and then type :wq! (exactly as seen) to save changes.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:33 AM   #40
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Ok, i've done that and no errors there,
but now when i start up, ubuntu loads all the modules... goes throught the list ok until mounting local filesystem- it fails on that.

How do i fix this ?

Please help
 
Old 05-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #41
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d/w fresh install and properly partitioned hard drive fixes everything.
Thanks for the help
 
  


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