I stupidly edited the /etc/fstab file on my dedicated server and now the server will not boot and is not reachable. My hosting company say that a reprovision is required but I do not believe them and this also means a loss of data. The disk or data is not corrupt and I fail to see why a reprovision would be needed as surely there are ways to correct the fstab file or load manually. before I did the changes I copied the fstab file as fstabsav and have told the hosting company to simply mount manually and copy the file back to fstab. In essence the change was that I removed this line LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1 Can anyone help and let me know how to resolve this issue without reprovision ? Please only answer if you know the solution and are not just guessing or provding a solution that you think will work. Thanks, Robert.