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a few days ago, following a hard disk crash (win98 disk), I installed a big hard disk (10 Go) instead of 2 ones. This new disk is partitioned in 4. As I forgot to modify the /etc/fstab file, when linux boots, I can't access to my old system. So linux ask me for the root password and then, I'm root but I can' t modify any files ( eg fstab) because my system is read only. What can I do to access to my system in read/write mode ?
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by:bcoleman
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Do you still have the boot disk?  You could try to unmount and mount it again.
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by:vdaanen
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I boot with the CD and enter 'rescue' but it still fails. I do not have any acces to my system this way
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by:alien_life_form
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Greetings.

Look at the root= argument to lilo.
That moght fix it.

Cheers,
    alf


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by:vdaanen
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I do not use lilobut loadlin which is run with root = /hdc1. This root info is ok, what's wrong is the infos in /etc/fstab but I can't modify them because my file system is read-only mounted
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by:bcoleman
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Have you tried to unmount and remount the system by hand?
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Robson earned 40 total points
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Command

      mount -o rw,remount /

will do the trick.
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