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On Thursday 10 July 2003 10:01 am, Joshua Oreman wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 03:09:35AM -0400 or thereabouts, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > [ ... ]
> >
> > >I've looked through the handbook and tried (unsuccessfully) to reboot
> > > into single-user mode or otherwise get to a place where I can either
> > > comment out the line in fstab or skip the check -- no luck.
> > >
> > >Any ideas much appreciated.
> >
> > This is when you boot single-user mode off of the install CD, or the
> > FIXIT CD (#2) if you have that around.  Then mount your hard drive's root
> > partition on /mnt (or make something in /tmp), and fix the problem.
>
> Completely unnecessary.
>
> Here's what you do:
> Booting [/kernel] in 9 seconds ... <press Space>
> OK boot -s
> ...
> Enter shell or RETURN for /bin/sh: <press Enter>
> # mount -uw /
> # mount /usr
> # my_favorite_editor /etc/fstab
> # umount /usr
> # exit

If you're favorite editor is vi, then you'll need to mount /var or it will 
complain.

- -Mark
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