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Old 10-13-2001, 08:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Goof up in fstab!

HELP! I'm trying to mount my Zip250 parallel drive and I'm up to my neck in it.I was trying to add the line to fstab: /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100.0 vfat noauto,user 0 0
When I attempted to reboot,I got into a repair mode under bash.I got a line:[mntent]:warning:no final new line at the end of /etc/fstab.I seem to have made the "root" only readable.I am following Iomega's instructions for mounting.I haven't recompiled the kernel yet.I have Suse Linux 7.1 Pro.I really don't know if my kernel will support it as Suse ships it.I first entered: modprobe imm.Thereafter I entered: mkdir /mnt/zip100.0.After that things went south.Do I need to do repair the damage and start over?
Old 10-13-2001, 10:00 PM   #2
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not too familiar with zip drives, but yeah, i don't think it would be a bad idea to repair what you did and then start over.. at least edit what you changed back to before, and see if it boots up with no problems then....
Old 10-13-2001, 10:13 PM   #3
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here's what mine looks like for my internal:

/dev/hdb1 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0

SuSE uses /media/zip instead of /mnt/zip.
Old 10-14-2001, 12:24 AM   #4
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I've run into that. Seems the config files need a newline at the end. Line feed. Return. When you edit the file and push the down arrow, the cursor goes down to the first space in an empty line after the last line of text.

In Mandrake, I boot a rescue, mount /dev/hda5 (my / partition, where resides /etc/fstab) /mnt/disk (mount point that already exists in my rescue linux) -t reiserfs (file type, probably will autodetect)

# chroot /mnt/disk
# vi /etc/fstab

man vi or info vi or help within vi gives me enough of a clue to change an entry or just get a line feed at the end of a file.

# shutdown -r now


# halt -n

halts. HTH


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