I recently tried to add a microsd card to my Librem 5 as the
/home partition and botched the entry in
fstab and now the phone won’t boot at all. I believe I just need to correct (or remove) the entry, but when the phone boots, I see a few errors relating to the failure to mount the device, like:
[ TIME ] Time out waiting for device SOME-UUID. [DEPEND] Dependency failed for SOME-UUID. [DEPEND] Dependency failed for /home. [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Local File Systems.
It does continue on and stops after:
[ OK ] Reached target Host and Network Name Lookups.
At this point, it is completely unresponsive to any keyboard/mouse/touchscreen action other than the power button or pressing
delete, which reboots the phone. As I mentioned before, I believe all I need to do is correct the
fstab, but I don’t know how to access it. I tried the first suggestion in the video here, but the device never shows up in
/dev and I’m not up for the second suggestion involving soldering since I’d rather flash the phone and start from scratch.
In short, is there anyway to access the phone’s filesystem so I can make the correction or do I need to start over?