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Old 04-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
prw8864
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how to clear mount to missing hard drive


I had to remove a hard drive and now the system does an emergency boot to root. Is there a safe way to get the system to ignore the missing drive. (the missing drive is not the primary boot drive and is not needed). Is there as safe way to edit FSTAB.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'emergency boot to root'. If you can boot your system you can edit the fstab file by simply putting a Hash mark (#) at the beginning of the line entry for whatever partition(s) you had on the drive you removed. That way it won't be read.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by prw8864 View Post
...an emergency boot to root...
??? What does that mean?

Do you mean that when you login that you are dropped into / rather than into your normal $HOME directory? That would be expected if the disk you removed contained your $HOME directory. It should also have given you some warning/error message about a missing $HOME directory.

Please be more descriptive of exactly what "emergency boot to root" means.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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I suspect the boot is dropping into a single user maint mode. It's possible/likely the root f/s is mounted read only.
If so issue "mount -o remount,rw /" (no quotes), then you can update fstab.
 
  


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