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Old 08-12-2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Restore RHEL 5 at boot time

I am running RHEL 5 on Vmware Workstation. That is i inslled Vmware Workstation on windows 7 and then in Vmware i installed RHEL 5 as a virtal machine. By mistake i made some wrong entry in my /etc/fstab file that is i was trying to automatically mount one folder under another folder. My syntax was wrong. So when i restart my RHEL 5 , at the boot time due to wrong entry in /etc/fstab system is giving file system error as follows:

Checking filesystems
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/home/download'
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/var/ftp/uploads'
*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
*** Warning -- SELinux is active.
*** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery.
*** Run 'setenforce 1' to reenable.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

now if i type Control+D system again restart at after some time the same message appears on the screen.

But if i give root password for maintenance then the following appears

(Repair filesystem) 1`#

i tried (Repair filesystem) 1`# vi /etc/fstab
to delete those wrong entries but can not save changes after deleting wrong entries from /etc/fstab because the file was opened in read-only mode.

Now guide me how to over come from this problem.
Old 08-12-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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You can use mount -o remount with rw options to mount the / as read/write.

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 08-12-2010 at 06:44 AM.


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