[ale] ext3 recovery

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Fri Jun 21 13:12:15 EDT 2002

I've never spoken to a geek goddess before, I bow... :)

MCover wrote:
 > Of course the veteran among you are going to laugh at me but my
 > /etc/fstab file was edited and this line was added:"LABEL=/home
 > /home       ext3    exec,dev,suid,rw,ursquota,grpquota  1   2" The
 > /home was never mounted originally the only previous labels in the
 > fstab were: LABEL=/ and LABEL=/boot. And guess what now my unit
 > does not boot in RH 7.3.

When you say it doesn't boot, how far does it get?  Do you get any error 
messages?  I wouldn't expect not being able to mount home would stop it 
from booting.  Are all the partitions ext3?

 > I was trying to be smart and I did made a backup copy of /etc/fstab
 > - but now that the unit does not boot the file system is read-only
 > and ever root cannot edit the file.

How about sharing a copy of your original fstab.

 > Unit specs: HP Omnibook6000 - dual boot with Windows XP and Grub for
 > Linux. This is only a test unit for learning purposes.
 > I am not sure if I am going in the right direction but the silly me
 > thought that if I restore-edit /etc/fstab to its original form the
 > problem would go way. I really want to learn how to fix it instead
 > of just rebuilding.
 > Note: I have tried: linux single, linux emergency, linux rescue. I
 > just want to be able to restore the file system, any help will be
 > appreciated.
 > M

Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at 3times25.net

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