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Old 03-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Question fstab not mounting /home on seperate partition



I just installed Arch on a new 500G drive (fdisk output below). I assumed it was mounting the partions correctly so I proceeded to install applications and move data from other drivers until I "filled" the 20G (sda3) partition which it was reading for all the partitions... Very wierd. I checked ny fstab file and it looked ok to me. So I booted up using a live disk and found out that my large home partition was not mounted. So I rebooted and mounted


Code:
mount  /dev/sda4 /home/
and then moved some files and it works fine. But I can't get fstab to load that partition. All help would be appreciated!!!!

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63      514079      257008+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2          514080     4723109     2104515   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3         4723110    45688859    20482875   83  Linux
/dev/sda4        45688860   976768064   465539602+  83  Linux

Code:
  1 # 
  2 # /etc/fstab: static file system information
  3 #
  4 # <file system> <dir>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
  5 
  6  
  7 
  8 tmpfs           /tmp    tmpfs   nodev,nosuid    0       0
  9 tmpfs           /tmp    tmpfs    size=8G                0       0
 10 
 11 /dev/sda1       /boot ext2 defaults 0 1
 12 /dev/sda3       / ext4 defaults 0 1
 13 /dev/sda4       /home ext4 defaults 0 1
 14 /dev/sda2       swap swap defaults 0 0
 15 
 16 
 17 /dev/cdrom      /media/cd       auto    ro,user,noauto,unhide   0 2
 18 /dev/dvd        /media/dvd      auto    ro,user,noauto,unhide   0 2
 
Old 03-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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Morning, well just passed that...

First off, if you boot to single user and unmount /home, is there anything in it?

are you able to type:
Code:
umount /home
mount /home
the above may give you an insight into why it cannot mount through fstab.

also check /var/logs/messages for anything to do with /home or /dev/sda4
 
Old 03-03-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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Thank You for the reply.

Yes there is files there. I moved them from the sda3 to sda4 /home/user when I mounted using a live distro (deft)

The log shows some entries but I am not clear on what it means.

Any ideas ? Thank You in advance for the help.

Code:
[amy@Little-Tux ~]$ sudo grep sda4  /var/log/messages.log
Mar  2 18:55:16 localhost kernel: [    1.369527]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 18:55:16 localhost kernel: [    3.702013] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  2 19:09:49 localhost kernel: [    1.306965]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 19:09:49 localhost kernel: [    3.814363] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  2 19:13:42 localhost kernel: [    1.546241]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 19:13:42 localhost kernel: [    3.953675] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  2 19:15:46 localhost kernel: [    1.529876]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 19:15:46 localhost kernel: [    3.903979] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  2 19:36:37 localhost kernel: [    1.372082]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 19:36:37 localhost kernel: [    3.887767] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  2 20:13:03 localhost kernel: [    1.852531]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:21:47 localhost kernel: [    1.716440]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:24:05 localhost kernel: [    2.010336]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:28:14 localhost kernel: [    1.550264]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:39:05 localhost kernel: [    2.519739]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:44:15 localhost kernel: [    1.861641]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 20:48:55 localhost kernel: [    1.848206]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 21:59:29 localhost kernel: [    1.562881]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  2 22:36:17 localhost kernel: [    1.849841]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 04:56:31 localhost kernel: [    1.867731]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 05:16:51 localhost kernel: [    1.708699]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 05:37:38 localhost kernel: [    1.869747]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 05:45:39 localhost kernel: [    1.846651]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 05:49:06 localhost kernel: [  243.087060] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  3 05:53:27 localhost kernel: [  504.534993] EXT4-fs (sda4): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
Mar  3 05:55:29 localhost kernel: [    1.871187]  sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
Mar  3 06:19:37 localhost kernel: [ 1484.411441] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
Mar  3 06:21:14 localhost kernel: [ 1581.333647] EXT4-fs (sda4): re-mounted. Opts: commit=0
 
  


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