how to modify /etc/fstab ?
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 21 16:42:26 UTC 2008
Zbigniew Koziol wrote:
> The story is longer, but I will try to keep it short.
> I bought a very nice computer for just $ 160. Of course with Windows
> installed there. And when sweatching between the old one and new one,
> the old one stopped working. Seems that a problem with video
> connection, though I am not sure :(
> Let me at least have the new one working.
> I took out hard drive (there were two) from the old one and put it in
> the new one.
> Good. At least it attempts to boot up. It brings me to read-only mode
> beacuse it can not mount another hard drive that is listed in
> /etc/fstab and does not exist on new computer (there is just one slot
> for HD connection on new computer)
> I can not modify /etc/fstab and disable booting another harddrive that
> was in older computer, because it is in read-only mode.
Are you trying to edit as root? If not you won't be allowed to. Also,
if root, it's easy to change permissions to make it writable.
> I did the thing in the past. I guess I used CD for rebooting in single
> user mode. But I have no CD now, I have DVD only. The computer has CD
> Any parameters to be entered during reboot?
> But the screen goes so fast when booting. I do not really know how to
> enter any kernel parameters.
> This is Centos 5.
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