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Old 05-06-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
amanu1
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RH9 - won't boot - messed up fstab


hi

I have a fresh redhat 9 version of linux. I was adding a second hard drive and changed the /etc/fstab file. Unfortunately, I messed it up!

When booting, it errors on loading the second drive. It gives the chance to fix the problem, but I don't know what to do. It will not let me get as far as editing the fstab file.

I do not have a recovery disc (the box does not have a floppy). Is there any solution other than reinstalling?

Also, is there a simple guide to installing a second hard drive so that I don't mess it up again!

Thanks

Aman
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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hello

ok, if you want to install youre 2-nd harddrive...it should be located in /dev/hdb. has youre hdd only one partition? is it the wondows hdd?
we say it is only one partition, and ...you can install it this way:

Code:
fdisk -l
shows all partions of youre harddisks
Code:
su -
you get root privileges
Code:
mkdir /mnt/drive2
makes a directory where you find the files located on youre second hdd
Code:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/drive2
mounts the hdd to the directorie

to automount youre hdd at every boot edit youre /etc/fstab and add this:

Code:
/dev/hdb1               /mnt/winguest           auto    defaults        0 0
if youre "fdisk -l" shows other partitions, you have to change hdb1 to the other one.

hope this helped you!

cheers, boby
 
  


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