Boot fail, please help!
dom at helenmarks.co.uk
Thu Oct 26 16:06:12 BST 2006
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:01:23 +0100
"Mervyn Passmore" <mpassmore at m-p.co.uk> wrote:
> I asked a question about a failing hard drive last week, but before I had a
> chance to deal with it we had a power cut here in Brighton! The power is now
> just back on.
> Now my server will not boot, as it fails to get a satisfactory response from
> my failed slave hard drive.
> I think I need to edit fstab to remove the drive, but now nothing I am
> familiar with is available to do that with! Neither ee nor vi are available
> (not found) and the folders appear empty - I guess it is to do with booting
> in some single user mode? Or the wrong shell? I chose the default /bib/sh
Only / is mounted. You will need to mount /usr first.
> Can anyone tell me how to edit fstab, or how to boot into normal mode so I
> can get started?
Once you have /usr mounted, and it may need a fsck first,
re-mount / as read-write with:
mount -u -o rw /
Then modify your fstab as required.
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