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I might have done something stupid on my person debian server - I altered the fstab file. I changed udev to dev to try to fix a mounting issue in /dev/sda1 but after I restarted the server, I cannot access it with ping, ssh, smb, or http. Is the issue related to my uneducated fstab change or should I be looking someplace else?

  [/Volumes]$ ping
  PING ( 56 data bytes
  Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
  Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
  Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
  Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
  --- ping statistics ---
  5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

  [/Volumes]$ ssh wall
  ssh: connect to host port 22: No route to host

  [/Volumes]$ ssh wall
  ssh: connect to host port 22: Host is down
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Looks like the machine wasn't even started, I guess it failed some where in the initramfs, i.e can't mount root drive.

So any network connection would just fail here, you should take a look physically, I don't think you can solve this remotely.

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Hey warl0ck, thanks for the reply. It looks like it's running but I have no monitor to verify or anything. I'm rocking one if these: Dreamplug – slowBear Feb 17 '13 at 2:41
@slowBear if the storage is removable, you can mount it on another machine and revert your fstab changes. – jordanm Feb 17 '13 at 3:29
@jordanm thanks for the tip - I dont think the storage is removable though :/ – slowBear Feb 17 '13 at 4:05
@slowBear then boot with external media – warl0ck Feb 17 '13 at 4:07

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