Warty won't boot - fstab error

Curt Tresenriter ctres at qwest.net
Tue May 24 18:52:10 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 13:33 -0500, Raghu Vemuri wrote:

> ok, which means we are looking at the wrong partition.
> I had assumed that /mnt/sda1 was the root partition for the system 
> installed on the Hard disk.  The idea is to find out which partition is 
> the root partition.
> The Live CD will try to mount all the partitions it finds on your SATA 
> hard disk.
> try to look for the file etc/fstab in each of partition.  I am hoping 
> that there is only one such file.
> e.g.
> ls -l /mnt/sda2/etc/fstab
> ls -l /mnt/sda3/etc/fstab
> ... etc
> hopefully you will find the fstab file which has the 
> "errrors=remount-ro" line so you can fix it.
> --
> Raghu

This command results in:

ls: /mnt/sda1/etc/fstab: No such file or directory

Same result for sda2 through sda5 - I believe there's 5 partitions, but
that would include /swap too.

...makes no sense to me, at least for sda1.

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