Corrected, thanks! Re: How do I correct FSTAB?

Ted Quick rim_molder at
Mon Sep 18 16:22:16 UTC 2006

--- Dan <layman at> wrote:
> > # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> > proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> > /dev/hda3 / ext3
> > nouser,defaults,errors=remount-ro,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid $
> > /dev/hda1 / ext3
> Actually, if I am reading this right, what you want to do add the original
> installation back into grub. Usually when you do a new install it installs
> its own boot manager, sometimes not auto adding other Linux installations.

Exactly right.
> From what i see in your fstab file you are trying two mount to / "root"
> partitions. I don't think this is going to work very well.

All too true......

> First, remove the part of the fstab file that you copied from first
> installation. ie undo what you did to try and fix it.
> Second, edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the entry for the first
> installation. You could copy this from the /boot/grub/menu.lst file that
> resides on your first installation. It should look something like this
> title ubuntu <version>
> kernel xxxxxx
> initrd xxxxxx
> Just copy that entry over to the menu.lst file on the newest installation
> right below the entrys that are already there. Being very careful not to
> overwrite any info already in there. . :)
> Now when you reboot, you should have a selection of which ubuntu(Linux)
> install you wish to boot to.
> I hope this is some help.  DAN

That definitely solved it. Thanks for the help. Now I just have to get rid of old ideas about how
Linux filesystems work.

Ted Quick
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