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Old 02-14-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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help in single user mode - cannot write fstab

Greetings .

After messing up with the /etc/fstab file , i am only allowed to boot in single user mode.
But the problem is although i mounted the whole filesystem as read-write through mount -a (or better mount -aw ) the fstab file cannot be still writen. In fact no file can be written anymore.
I tried beforehand runninf fsck -p and the message was
"/dev/hdb1: recovering journal"
"/sbin/e2fsck: unable to set superblocks flags on /dev/hdb1"

Any ideas how to correct the problem ?
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Ok with "mount -o remount,rw /dev/hda2" i managed to write the fstab .

But what was that about the superblocks ?
Old 02-14-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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I don't think that the system could write to the superblock flags if the filesystem was mounted read-only (thus fsck would fail to write to them). Superblock flags hold a bit to tell the system if the filesystem was unmounted cleanly; there may also be other flags that I am not aware of.


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