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Old 01-30-2006, 03:47 AM   #1
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Improper Shutdown... errrr

Tonight working on some stuff and the power chord slipped off the laptop and machine ended up shutting down.

when it boots up I get to the check file system integrity , and it always says Cannot Open /etc/fstab

I tried fsdisk and e2fsck and whatever it told me but im just not sure what the fix is?

Can anyone help
Old 01-30-2006, 04:27 AM   #2
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Doesn't your laptop switch to battery power rather than shutting down when the power cord is

If it can't find /etc/fstab, it doesn't know which partitions/disks to mount, so it can't check the partitions.

It could be that the root partition (that contains the /etc directory and the /etc/fstab file) wasn't mounted correctly. Can you see any error messages related to mounting of disks/partitions?
Old 01-30-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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All it pretty much gives is cannot Open /etc/fstab Input/Output error.

this is when i am in prompt mode and run a command like fsck or something. , I cant see if there has been anything mounted at all
Old 01-30-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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Plain mount command will show what's mounted. Better boot up using some livecd and run disk utilities without mounting. After you are done with this, mount your root partition and see if your /etc/fstab is still decent. Good luck.


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