[CentOS] System will not boot - faulty fstab?

Fri Aug 24 20:14:27 UTC 2012
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Fri, August 24, 2012 03:05, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hello James,
> On Thu, 2012-08-23 at 19:06 -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> I discovered the problem with the cd-rom.  It is just that, a
>> cd-rom, and I was trying to boot from a dvd rescue disk. I
>> have corrected that problem, edited fstab, and rebooted the
>> system, apparently with success, so far.
> On failed boot one used to be presented with a single user mode root
> login. Didn't the system offer you that option after failing to mount
> said partition? It might be you need to "escape away" the graphical
> boot screen to see that prompt.

It still does, and I was able to edit fstab in it.  I just could not
save the changes because the file system was read-only.

> FYI, the interactive boot mode probably isn't very helpful in a
> situation like this as mounting partitions is not an option one can
> skip :) .

Ah well.  Nothing lost then.  But why does the boot loader offer the
'I' option if one cannot make use of it?

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