View Full Version : Stuck in a boot loop...

25th June 2009, 02:39 AM
Each time I boot, my system reports an error with one of my disks (a disk setup with LVM if that makes a difference). It is not the system disk, but just stores movies and backups on it.

During boot, it runs fsck on the disk and it usually fails. It sometimes then drops me to a maintenance prompt to run fsck manually. That also fails. OK, I get it, the HD is dead... how do I remove it from the system? Just unplug it? I did that but it stil reported that the drive had errors and tried to check it and failed?

How do I remove that drive and just boot?

25th June 2009, 12:58 PM
anyone know ?

25th June 2009, 03:01 PM
ok, how do I mount my main drive in non-readonly in maintenance mode? I need to comment the line out of my fstab but it is in ready only mode.

Thanks for your help!

25th June 2009, 03:04 PM
will this do it:

vgchange -ay
mkdir /mnt/temp
mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/temp


25th June 2009, 03:31 PM
in terminal type "su"
then "password"
then type "gedit"
now you can open fstab and edit it.

25th June 2009, 04:06 PM
don't i need to be in GNOME to use gedit?

26th June 2009, 03:47 AM
Your correct. You could use VI, just replace gedit with VI. Good luck.

26th June 2009, 04:15 AM
I can't edit it, the filesystem is READ-ONLY. Is there a way to mount it in read write mode? I am in maintenance mode.

26th June 2009, 04:26 AM
found out how to do it:

mount -n -o remount /

It is now read-write and I can edit /etc/fstab