[wellylug] File recovery after a crash.

Cliff Pratt enkidu at cliffp.com
Fri Sep 25 09:13:30 NZST 2009


Xav Paice wrote:
> ----- "MDM Productions" <thefrasers at clear.net.nz> wrote:
> 
> 
>>>   
>> Aha! Ran vi /etc/fstab again, and for hda6 the UUID has gone. Now it
>> reads..
>>  /dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
>> none /proc proc defaults 0 0
>>
>> I screwed up, didn't I.
>>
> 
> I'm guessing you still have entries for /, /boot, etc?  If not you'll need to put them back... but the /dev/hda6 line looks OK.
> 
> Can you mount /dev/hda6 /home?  Or does it just die?
> 
nano might be an easier editor to use. Try it on an empty file or
$ cp /etc/fstab /tmp/fstab
$ nano /tmp/fstab

Always take a copy of a file that you are working on, as I suggest above.

Cheers,

Cliff



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