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Old 02-19-2005, 06:44 PM   #1
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Recovering fstab


Is there a way to recover or create the fstab file?
I accidentally screwed up the fstab file and the system won't boot.
I tried to create one based on the info given by fdisk but with no luck.

Please help.
Old 02-19-2005, 06:52 PM   #2
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post the one you tried to create and you relevant info ( root partition, swap partition, filesystem, etc...).
Old 02-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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usaully when you edit a file it creates a backup of the file you were editing see if theres a fstab~. if so just rename it fstab. or type this in your terminal to get you started.

cat > /etc/fstab << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/fstab
# filesystem mount-point fs-type options dump fsck-order
/dev/xxx / fff defaults 1 1
/dev/yyy swap swap pri=1 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=4,mode=620 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# End /etc/fstab

xxx is you partition where your distro is installed
fff is your filesystem type

try google for fstab examples also I ripped the above example from the LFS handbook.

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