[CentOS] fstab problem after a failed drive

Alain Spineux aspineux at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 20:57:10 UTC 2007

When your / is mounted ro, you can remount / in rw using this command

# mount -o remount,rw /

Then update your fstab and reboot



On 9/22/07, Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at pomec.net> wrote:
> Everyone,
> I installed a sata drive on a SuperMicro with SCSI drives.  No problem
> with the installation.  Everything went as expected as the os recognized
> the drive and assigned /dev/sdc to the new 300 gig Seagate drive.  I had
> planned to use this drive for backup tarballs.
> The drive had been functional for about a week with no problems.
> Apparently it went out today when I tried to reboot the system.  Now the
> boot process brings the system up into repair mode, but mounts the /
> partition in "read only" status.  I can see that the original /dev/sdc
> is present but /dev/sdc1 is not present.
> I removed the drive completely and predictably /dev/sdc is no longer
> present.
> The problem I have now is that I have an entry in /etc/fstab that
> references the disabled drive that I am unable to change because I can
> only get to /etc/fstab in "read only" status.  I am sure there is way to
> remove the entry to /dev/sdc1 but I have not been able to do so.
> Any help would be appreciated
> Greg Ennis
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Alain Spineux
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