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Old 04-19-2005, 02:33 AM   #1
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Can't save my /etc/fstab :(


Hello everybody .
just a quick question,
does anybody know why i can't save the /etc/fstab file?
I'm under fluxbox, on a debian (knoppix live cd 3.7),
as root i edit this file, i modify it,
but when i reboot, my partition are not mounted as i want,
they are read-only whereas i specified read-write and so on...
I really donc understand
Thks a lot
 
Old 04-19-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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Could you post your /etc/fstab here and tell us what you are exactly trying to mount and how?
 
Old 04-19-2005, 02:45 AM   #3
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Sure i can .

Code:
Sure i can!

# /etc/fstab: filesystem table.
#
# filesystem  mountpoint  type  options  dump  pass
/dev/hdc4  /  ext3  defaults,errors=remount-ro  0 
Quote:
# /etc/fstab: filesystem table. # # filesystem mountpoint type options dump pass /dev/hdc4 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/fd0 /floppy vfat defaults,user,noauto,showexec,umask=022 0 0 usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 /dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec,noauto 0 0 /dev/dvd /dvd iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec,noauto 0 0 /dev/cdaudio /cdaudio iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec,noauto 0 0 /dev/sda1 /mnt/removable vfat defaults,rw,user,auto 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=000 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/hdc5 /mnt/hdc5 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=000 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/hdc6 none swap defaults 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/hdc7 /mnt/hdc7 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/hdd5 /mnt/hdd5 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=000 0 0

I tried to mount the last one, hdd5,
i know that its an NTFS one, so it's not the same as the other, i tried that :
/dev/hdd5 /mnt/hdd5 ntfs auto,users,exec,rw,umask=000 0 0

but when i reboot,
the changes were not saved :'(,
Thx by advance Megaman and the other helper !!
 
Old 04-19-2005, 02:52 AM   #4
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Hey thanks. Wow, you surely has a lot of HD's there . Ok, focus. Well, I don't think you can actually write into a NTFS partition, it can only be mounted ro (read only). To be able to write into NTFS, as far as I know, you need to recompile your kernel adding support for that...

There should be some kernel patches flying around the net, but as I have no experiences mounting NTFS with write support, I won't suggest anything and damage your system . But somebody will probably (and hopefully) reply.

What I could suggest, however, is to create a partition of type FAT32 so both Linux and Windows can write into it right off the box

Good luck mate!
 
Old 04-19-2005, 02:55 AM   #5
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Thx megaman
 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:03 AM   #6
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The only NTFS rw support i know of that's useable is Captive, which isn't supported by the linux kernel anymore. (not atleast when i tried it)
NTFS support in the kernel is very limited, and problably nothing you'd like to use.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 06:22 AM   #7
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I suppose Knoppix is re-creating the fstab during every boot. I can't recall what programs knoppix used to discover hardware, but uninstalling the service that "discovers" your harddisks should do the trick.

I suggest installing "aptitude" and checking the descriptions of the packages installed, and removing appropriate hardware discovery packages.

Check "apt-howto" on info about Debian package management. If you've already read it, my quickstart:

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add suitable servers to the list
2. Run "apt-get update"
3. Run "apt-get aptitude"
4. Check "man aptitude"
5. Run "aptitude"

Hope this helps
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:31 AM   #8
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You installed Knoppix to hard disk? I'm not sure why you would want to, but, ok, cool. You should go to a Knoppix specific forum on this website or at a Knoppix website and ask them what program you need to remove.
 
  


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