I am very new to Linux and it seems that i have created an bad issue. I wanted to install another OS on a disc already in use by my Linux Manjaro. I did format the disc and installed the os. I forgot to remove it from the fstab file, so every time i boot i tries to start the device that does no longer exist. More specifically "A start job is running for ....." I cannot continue and i dont know how to remove the start job for the device.

All help appreciated.


  • You can fix this by entering into single user mode Please follow this forum.manjaro.org/t/… Apr 14, 2020 at 16:35
  • I read the thread and are not sure if this helps me. I can get to emergency mode and type in a prompt there, but nothing else. Apr 14, 2020 at 16:47

1 Answer 1


Step 1: get into the emergency mode.

Step 2: update your fstab file (typically using nano) with the correct parameters.

Step 3: restart your computer.

  • Thank you. Worked flawlessly. Apr 14, 2020 at 17:37

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