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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:36 pm 
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It's been eons since I had to fix a typo in fstab. It can been a real pain so here is a quick way to fix a typo

Boot you mythbox and control-d

then type

Code:
df -hT


This will show the existing mappings (/dev/sda1 is the most like culprit)

Next, download Knoppix 7

http://download.cnet.com/Knoppix/3000-18513_4-75186118.html

create a cd from the iso

In bios set you mythbox to boot you dvd drive first

Boot the knoppix cd

Open up a terminal session

Code:
su

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/

cd /mnt

cd /etc

nano fstab


save your changes and reboot. Then change Bios to boot HD First and your back in Business :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:49 am 
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Also possible to use the LinHES install cd instead of the knoppix. Or even easier is skip the CD stuff and use the mount command after df.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:00 pm 
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A little more info about the options I tried

Behind Door #1 - Control-D and ran nano but I only had read access so the help mentioned remounting with -o, rw option. What is the correct syntax?
Behind Door #2 - Booting the cd but have not done it that way since knoppmyth eons ago. What is the procedure to do it that way with R8?
Behind Door #3 - Simple, straight forward, works great with only a cd, and the knoppix 7 breakable animation is neat.... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:11 pm 
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RacerX wrote:
A little more info about the options I tried

Behind Door #1 - Control-D and ran nano but I only had read access so the help mentioned remounting with -o, rw option. What is the correct syntax?

If memory serves:
Code:
mount -o remount rw /


RacerX wrote:
Behind Door #2 - Booting the cd but have not done it that way since knoppmyth eons ago. What is the procedure to do it that way with R8?
Behind Door #3 - Simple, straight forward, works great with only a cd, and the knoppix 7 breakable animation is neat.... :D

I tend to use the PartEd Magic CD for this. It's specifically set up for initialization and recovery work and makes stuff like this a breeze, but any decent bootable ISO should work.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Thanks for the tip next time the FSTB gets stuck I'll give it a try....


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