On 2013-11-26 15:06, jdavidallen wrote:
> jdavidallen;2602151 Wrote:
>> I am used to nano the but had not installed it yet. So, I tried your via
>> suggestion, got into the fatal file and deleted the bad line I added.
>> Now I don’t know how to save and close vim
> **** auto correct on my phone. It should say that I used vim to edit the
> fstab but now I don’t know how to save and close with vim.
Joe is easier, and it is installed by default since years ago, as a
replacement for “vi” for users like us. Even the small rescue system has it.
On 2013-11-26 06:36, jdavidallen wrote:
> I edited my fstab file to automount my internal 2nd hard drive which is
> NTFS formatted. I did some thing wrong and cannot boot.
> Previously I would manually mount the drive after boot up. It would
> mount at /var/run/media/jeremy/Storage, so that is the path I put for
> the drive in fstab, and I put the options to default. I then saved and
> closed the fstab file and rebooted.
The directory “/var/run/media/jeremy/Storage” does not exist, it is
automatically created by the automount system. As you are mounting via
fstab, that automatic creation does not run.
You should instead mount at “/mnt/Storage”, and make sure you create
that directory first, empty. Leave the entire “/var/run/media/” tree to
the automatics. /mnt/ is yours alone.
Next time do not reboot to test fstab. Instead mount that entry manually:
When that works, then you can reboot with confidence.
On 2013-11-26 14:16, jdavidallen wrote:
> Also, when I boot from the dvd into rescue mode it asks me for a rescue
> login. I try to enter my normal user and password but it won’t accept
It should be login=root, and no password. Or nothing at all.
Next time, you can download in advance the dedicated XFCE rescue image
from the openSUSE site, and put it on an USB stick. It is not
installable, it is a rescue system, with graphics (XFCE).
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)