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failed to boot --- update /etc/fstab

By tri ·

I have a linux system run redhat 7.3 kernal 2.4.18-X run ext3. Hard drive is IDE not SCSI. It was run fine in, but some how it happen when I reboot the system, with out changing anything. When it start up it come to the point check update /etc/fstab, then it hang there. Is there a way to fix this. Please help, thank you.

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by chaitanya In reply to failed to boot --- update ...


Since you have ext3 on your disk, boot the system with the linux Operating System CD 1. Then select the option Repair.
Then after a series of windows, which you bascially accept them, you will be passed to a console (int 1). and all your drives and shares are mounted on the image created by the Rescue operation.
Then, type "df -h" and see the Disk labels like
'/dev/hdd' or '/dev/hda1'.
then Type "e2fsck -c /dev/hdd'.
Check for all the drives. If you find errors then type the option "-p" and run the disk again, which will remove the errors on the ext3 disks.
Then reboot the system. You will fine.


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