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Re: [SLE] Almost in a panic here...
  • From: Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:35:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <1153154147.5865.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 12:14 -0400, Carl Hartung wrote:
> On Sunday 16 July 2006 11:47, yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > So, I deleted fstab in the hopes that it would just recreate itself
> > when I rebooted.
>
> Bad idea. FYI, when you're tempted to 'experiment' like this, *don't*
> delete... use "mv" to 'move' the file to another name (effectively renaming
> it) so you can "mv" it back later.
>
> fstab tells the kernel what devices to mount and where. You must have had a
> separate user directory partition being mounted under /home.
>
> From a console or shell, as root, run "fdisk -l > partitionlist.txt" (note:
> that's a lower case 'L'.) This will produce a text file containing a list of
> partitions on your system. Mount them manually (preferably under /mnt), find
> the one containing your user directories and then add it to the
> new /etc/fstab. It will then mount automatically during boot.

Interesting command. man fdisk works as user but the command is only
recognized by root or being logged in with su.


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