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I am trying to enter into recovery mode with read and write permissions.

All the info I can find on doing this, says to run the following command

mount -o remount,rw /

But when I run that, I get the error...

special device remount does not exist

What is this error mean? How can I remount my filesystem in read/write mode?

Ultimately I need to edit my fstab.

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Actually, all I needed to do was go to the option in recovery mode called "fix broken packages" and this prompts you that it will mount file system in read/write.

Then I dropped down to a root terminal, and was able to edit the fstab.

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