How to ignore device on fstab on boot?

Andy Farkas andyf at
Sat May 10 16:51:18 PDT 2003

On Sat, 10 May 2003, vizion communication wrote:

> The boot fails with fsck naturally being unable to recover.
> What I need to do is persuade the system to boot without
> trying to mount /dev/idad3s1e. However when fsck fails in
> single user mode I am unable to edit the fstab file and
> remove the entry as the file system remains read only.

To edit fstab, boot single user mode then

# fsck -p  (ignore the error for idad3s1e)
# mount -u /
# mount -a  (ignore error again)
# adjkerntz -i
# vi /etc/fstab  (comment out the bad line)
# reboot


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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