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I am in a situation where the root user is kind of in a locked situation due to exceeded quotas. I am unable to eedit /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab to remove the quota tag in the file for root.

Is there a work around? I can't boot to single-user mode& make any changes as this is a VPS.

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A VPS doesn't by itself prevent you from booting single user. Have you checked with your provider, whether they provide a console session? – Paul Mar 25 '12 at 8:43

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