What exactly is the problem?You suggest you know the answer with the vi reference, but you do notshow us fstab or tell us exactly what error you are getting if any. [by gerald_clark]
on 12/08/2010 – Made popular on 12/08/2010
My machine is stuck. I have made a mistake in fstab which causes the boot to hang (stop). "An error occurred during the file system check". I am using F11. I am asked for my root password, which I enter and get to the # prompt. I vi /etc/fstab but can't save changes to the file.
I'm trying to move /home off my ssd to my other drive. I copied the directory over using
sudo rsync -avx /home/ /mnt/tmp
and then I changed my fstab to mount my new home. The problem is that everytime I try to boot with this configuration I am greeted by the emergency repair command line. What am I doing wrong? I've posted my fstab below.
I'd like to make a temporary change to my fstab file so that my /home is on another drive. However, I don't want the whole partition to be mounted, but just a folder ("home") on that partition. I'm OK with the rest of the data being unavailable.
What's the canonical way of expressing this in fstab?
This problem is really weird. I want to edit my /etc/fstab in fedora 20 (updated to latest packages) but it is in readonly mode (vi: w! , nano, and emacs refuse to write the changes) here are some relevant information:
Fedora 19 64 bit. I am having a problem trying to get fstab to mount, at boot time, my 3rd hard drive.
All drives are SATA. The first hard drive was in the machine at the time Fedora 19 was loaded from a DVD, sda, and the default partition configuration was loaded at the time of installation. Later I added a second 500 gB hard drive sdb and divided it into three partions using fdisk.