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Old 05-23-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
whil
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mount error: mount point /home/me/x does not exist


Hi folks,

Just did a reinstall of FC5 on a box that previously had FC5 running and connected to the network fine.

I created /home/me/x as a mount point, where 'me' is my home dir and 'x' is a dir that I want to use as a mount point.

I used the same old /etc/fstab as before (which worked), but now upon startup, I'm getting the error "mount error: mount point /home/me/x does not exist".

Funny thing is that when I log in as 'me', I can't mount (I get an error that says only root can mount to /home/me/x), but if I log in as root, I can mount and access the shares on the server.

I'm guessing that I musta done something stupid when setting up the /home/me/x dir.

ls -al as root shows
drwxr-xr-x 2 me me 4096 (dates) x

Anyone see something obviously wrong?

Thanks,
Whil
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by whil

I used the same old /etc/fstab as before (which worked), but now upon startup, I'm getting the error "mount error: mount point /home/me/x does not exist".
May be you should try to mount your /home directory before /home/me/x, or your /home is on same partition with / ?. Also add some parameters to your mount options , such as user, rw, so you can mount it by regular user.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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Well, it pretty much depends on the device your attempting to mount and the user permissions in:

/etc/fstab/

Check the particular device's mount point and permissions first.

KC
 
Old 05-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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mount error: mount point /home/me/x does not exist

Voila! Found it, thanks to the hint about /home being mounted...

Remember when I said I was doing a reinstall? I had three partitions, /, /boot, and /home. When I reinstalled, I left /home alone (har har), and reformatted / and /boot. As a result, the install program created mount points for / and /boot, but /home was left high and dry.

I just added the mount for /home (/dev/hda4), and all is well with the world again.

Thanks for the tip, and hopefully this hint will help someone else...

Whil
 
  


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