Curious one this. Debbie powered tom (my main machine) off a bit hastily earlier (thank you Fedora for not understanding ACPI on my motherboard properly, even though Mandrake did) and I managed to lose /etc/fstab. Not nice. What was it doing open for writing at shutdown time?
Well, I think I may have got a little bit of filesystem corruption (heaven help me) as other things have been acting strange (wvdial and xcdroast - not the most reliable parts of the system anyway...).
Fingers crossed people.