[Techtalk] I lost my filesystem

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Tue Apr 15 11:48:29 EST 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 03:14:20PM +0200 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Hanlie Pretorius thought:
> * change fstab to remove references to hda but the whole system is in
> read-only mode and we can't save fstab (we can see the three partitions
> though)

You can remount the root partition read-write thus:

mount -o remount,rw /

Of course, you _should_ fsck it before remounting but for an emergency,
you could get away with it.  I've used this to save my bacon on a number
of disk moves when I've forgotten whichever vital step that I should have
made before the move...

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

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