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Hello. I haven't posted anything here in some time (I've actually been a linux user for around 8 years now and I'm normally able to figure these problems out) but ...
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- 03-01-2013 #1
Bad line in fstab
I added some lines to /etc/fstab to mount my 2 internal hard drives. Everything was working fine then one time I rebooted it started telling me that the lines are bad and it will not mount the drives automatically anymore. I have to comment out the lines and then I am able to mount the drive by selecting it from Dolphin and entering my root password when prompted.
Here is my /etc/fstab:
$ cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=2bd9de55-4845-446f-a55b-8dd4ca50d3a2 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation UUID=4abcf590-42c6-47b3-a407-d48e7b89d7a4 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 #1.5tb UUID=7cdc02ea-734f-4af2-ba93-939a076b9d0a /dev/sdc1 /mnt/sdc ext4 defaults 0 0 #1tb UUID=cf433cf8-fa6e-45f0-a04b-e85c55afccfd /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000b5bd9 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 206848 167774207 83783680 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb3 167776254 1465147391 648685569 5 Extended /dev/sdb5 167776256 1431683071 631953408 83 Linux /dev/sdb6 1431685120 1465147391 16731136 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000203804160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953523055 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0009d24f Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 1953521663 976759808 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Disk /dev/sdc: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders, total 2930277168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00036e39 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 63 2930272064 1465136001 83 Linux Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
- 03-01-2013 #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
The entries I have in fstab either have the device (/dev/sdb1) or the UUID, not both. I would delete the dev entry for each and try that. If that doesn't help, it's easy enough to change back.
- 03-01-2013 #3
- 03-01-2013 #4
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
I usually label my file systems so if the OS changes the dev entry name, then they will still be mounted properly. This is good when you have to clone a drive because it may be starting to fail - the label is associated with the file system you are cloning, whereas the UUID is associated with the partition and it will change on the new hardware (at least that has happened to me in the past). So, once the file system is labeled (you can also label swap partitions), you can do this in your fstab:
# old mount info UUID=fba2424b-6716-441a-bb64-645511213148 /boot ext4 defaults 1 2 # new mount info LABEL=boot /boot ext4 defaults 1 2Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!