||05-06-2013 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by lleb
depends, when you installed antiX, did you perform a full clean install with formats on all partitions including creating a new boot and root partition? if not, then yes it is very possible that there were some residual effects from the earlier instal.
No, I don't usually bother to format anything, for the simple reason that the antiX installer says it will format the partition itself, so formatting it seemed pointless. But...I realize I may have been making an obvious mistake. I usually don't want to erase the existing user account, so I usually tell the installer to preserve /home, which means it won't format the partition. Therefore, if it's possible for the old installation to survive, maybe it did. (I thought it never would, since I remember watching the installation messages and seeing "deleting old system." Could the deletion have simply failed? Again, I didn't think so.)
Originally Posted by TobiSGD
fstab entries will not change if you change the filesystem on a partition, you have to do that manually. What do you mean with "dynamic entries"?
What, do Slackware fstab files not use dynamic entries? In all my distros since I learned what an fstab file was (which have almost all been Debian-based), fstab has a section labeled "dynamic entries" where the system generates its own information entries for any disk partitions that the user has not made a manual entry for above the "dynamic entries" line. Here is my current fstab:
# Pluggable devices are handled by uDev, they are not in fstab
/dev/sda6 / ext4 defaults,relatime 0 1
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
/dev/sda4 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
/dev/sde2 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
# Dynamic entries below
/dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda2 /media/sda2 ext3 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda5 /media/sda5 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/sr0 iso9660 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 vfat noauto,users,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,relatime 0 0
/dev/sde1 /media/sde1 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0
Until now, I assumed the system reevaluated and changed the dynamic entries at boot depending on what disk partitions it found, but after this, I'm not sure.