Your system is missing the file /etc/fstab.

woodland

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Hi,

I am trying to install cPanel but i get the following error massage in the installation:

2018-01-28 19:18:53 777 ( INFO): cPanel & WHM installation started at: Sun Jan 28 19:18:53 2018!

2018-01-28 19:18:53 778 ( INFO): This installation will require 20-50 minutes, depending on your hardware.

2018-01-28 19:18:53 779 ( INFO): Now is the time to go get another cup of coffee/jolt.

2018-01-28 19:18:53 780 ( INFO): The install will log to the /var/log/cpanel-install.log file.

2018-01-28 19:18:53 781 ( INFO):

2018-01-28 19:18:53 782 ( INFO): Beginning Installation v3...

2018-01-28 19:18:53 456 ( INFO): CentOS 7 (Linux) detected!

2018-01-28 19:18:53 472 ( INFO): Checking RAM now...

2018-01-28 19:18:53 532 ( INFO): Validating that the system hostname ('vps.kvala.se') is a FQDN...

2018-01-28 19:18:53 556 ( INFO): Checking for NetworkManager now...

2018-01-28 19:18:53 581 ( INFO): NetworkManager is not installed.

2018-01-28 19:18:53 568 ( INFO): Checking for essential system files...

2018-01-28 19:18:53 571 (ERROR): Your system is missing the file /etc/fstab. This is an

2018-01-28 19:18:53 572 (ERROR): essential system file that is part of the base system.

2018-01-28 19:18:53 573 (FATAL): Please ensure the system has been properly installed.

It is an Centos 7 installation How do i solve this?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

The /etc/fstab file should exist by default upon a minimal installation of CentOS 7. Did you install CentOS 7 manually, or is this a template offered by your hosting provider? Note the following commands should act as a workaround so you can proceed with the installation:

Code:
touch /etc/fstab
chmod 0640 /etc/fstab
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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It also happen to 1 of my client. It reside in the VPS.
Could you provide some more information? For instance, was CentOS 7 installed manually on this VPS, or was it installed as part of a template offered by your VPS hosting provider?

Thank you.