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Old 09-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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making changes to my fstab


Hi, I've done a modification to my fstab in my debian etch box, one service (currently running) has to be affected by this change, the question is: do I have to reboot my OS so this change is available? That service is virtualbox, in fact, Vbox is still doing the same thing, as before the change to fstab, the easiest would be to reboot my system but that is a "windows behavior" so i want to make sure.

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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What exactly is the problem. You never list the problem. What is VirtualBox doing? What was the change to the /etc/fstab? Can't say the solution until we know the problem. But normally you don't need to reboot for the new fstab file to be seen. just run

sudo mount -a

that will remount all the devices in you fstab file.

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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It sounds like you would be best off stopping the service, making whatever changes you want to make in /etc/fstab, and then restarting the service when you are done tinkering with the file system it is running from.

-Raymond
 
Old 09-02-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Well, the way it works is that I had to reboot my system, then, my changes were available, I was asking about some command that helps me to update my changes to all the system and avoid the reboot process, I used the mount -a but it doesn't work because it told that the filesystem is already mounted, but I still know that it would be a way instead of reboot. Regards
 
Old 09-02-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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You didn't tell us what you did, so we can't tell you what you needed to do.
Simple as that.
 
  


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