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Old 9th March, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Open a terminal and su to root.

rm -R /etc/fstab
You might get an error message , you can ignore it. Somehow, you created a folder named fstab, instead of a file, so we should remove it.

gedit /etc/fstab
This should open gedit with an empty file called /etc/fstab, which we will now create.

Then paste this text into the empty file:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=09a6e84f-7267-4640-9d9e-a746a95e5507 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime,discard 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=c4f836ea-24a4-4254-a852-37feb4531e33 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
Save it, and exit gedit.

This will exit root, and make you a regular user again.

Then, to make sure all is well:
ls -la /etc
If you see fstab and fstab.old in the output [you should], then:

gedit /etc/fstab
If you see the text we pasted, close gedit and reboot.
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