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Just recently I have reconfigured my hard disks and created a new swap partition. I put an entry in /etc/fstab, and swapon -a, mounts and uses it. But, twice now, ...
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    What process is changing /etc/fstab and deleting my swap mou


    Just recently I have reconfigured my hard disks and created a new swap partition. I put an entry in /etc/fstab, and swapon -a, mounts and uses it.

    But, twice now, I have booted Mandrake to find no swap available, and upon looking, I find the line I put in the /etc/fstab file has been removed.

    I didn't know that ANYTHING could change fstab except me editing it manually.

    Please help

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    It might be your cron jobs for msec that does this.
    check
    Code:
    /etc/cron.hourly/msec
    /etc/cron.daily/msec
    I think msec will keep track on a few files on your system to ensure root-kit's and stuff like that.

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