Fedora Core 6 Cannot start up the system with error: An error occurred during file system check

Posted on 2007-10-04
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I am using Fedora Core 6. I have the following error during booting up the system.
Checking filesystems
fsck.ext3: Is a directory while trying to open /home/a
fsck.ext3: Is a directory while trying to open /home/b
fsck.ext3: Is a directory while trying to open /home/c
fsck.ext3: Is a directory while trying to open /home/d
fsck.ext3: Is a directory while trying to open /home/e
*** An error occurred during file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

I know that something is wrong in /etc/fstab which makes the system cannot start up. I try to edit /etc/fstab, however, linux says the file system is read-only. Do you know how to fix this problem?
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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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it is not fstab..a filesystem on your hardisk is corrupt..enter your root password and then do fsck -A I guess that should do it

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no. the position of the device and the mount point in /etc/fstab is swapped. is there any way to edit /etc/fstab?

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I think you need to run fsck on the drive:

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http:// thevpn.guru earned 375 total points
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If you insist on editing fstab..you can enter a live cd boot the system and edit it from there or try sudo vi /etc/fstab

Author Comment

ID: 20012574
I use the installer to boot up the system and enter the resue mode. However, /etc/fstab is missing. Besides, I cannot use sudo. The file system again is read-only.
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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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did you try the fsck  ?

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I find the fstab is in /mnt/systemimage/etc/fstab. I edit it and fix the problem.

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