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Re: How to add a mount point in fstab?

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On 07/06/08 19:46, hce wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> On 07/05/08 18:34, hce wrote:
>>>> On 7/4/08, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
>>>>>  On 07/04/08 00:47, hce wrote:
>>>>>  > Hi,
>>>>>  >
>>>>>  > I have a partition in /dev/sda6 which is manually mounted to my user
>>>>>  > directory ~/work every time when I start the x window. Is following
>>>>>  > command correct to add /dev/sda6 in to the fstab?
>>>>>  >
>>>>>  > /dev/sda6  /hom/mycount/work ext3 0 0
>>>>> You're missing the "options" field.  Try this, where $YOU is your
>>>>>  username:
>>>>>  /dev/sda6  /hom/mycount/work ext3 defaults,noauto,user=$YOU 0 0
>>>>>  Changing topic: what ensures that the kernel will always see that
>>>>>  device as sda, instead of sdb?
>>>> The sda6 is actually a harddisk partition (not for usb stick). kernel
>>>> should have no problem to see it.
> Is this your only internal (including optical) SATA drive?  Maybe
> your CD/DVD drive is IDE?
>> I am not clear the internal hardware structure, it is an Acer ASPIRE
>> 5920 laptop.

This should help:

$ lspci | grep AHCI

A little Googling shows that it has a SATA HDD.

>> I added a line of "/dev/sda6  /hom/project/work ext3
>> defaults,noauto,user=project 0 0" to the fstab, but it was actually
>> not working, there was an error of "bad line in fstab" during boot
>> (the user is project). Was it the problem as you concerned that kernel
>> could not see it?

See it?  No.  But, rather, that Linux does not "hard code" SCSI
devices.  So, if you have multiple SATA, USB or FireWire devices,
what today is sda might, the next time you boot, be sdb.

Of course course, if you only have 1 SATA device, this all becomes moot.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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