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I'm having some issues trying to mount /dev/hda3 (an ext3 formatted partition) as /home at bootup. I've already moved the one user directory to hda3 and I also created the entry in fstab. The entry looks like this:
--> /dev/hda3 /home ext3 auto,defaults 0 0 <--
At bootup, /dev/hda3 doesn't even mount, as if the fstab entry is ignored.
Then I get this message right before kdm starts:
--> ls: /home/*/Desktop: No such file or directory <-----
All resulting in KDE not being able to start.
What am I doing wrong? How can I fixed this problem?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
yes, I reboot everytime I change the fstab just to be on the safe side.
also, yes, I can manually mount /dev/hda3 /home. I've been booting into console and manually mounting hda3 as home, then starting KDE and everything is fine this way. But why doesn't the mount point automatically mount during bootup? The fstab entry is:
/dev/hda3 /home ext3 defaults 0 0
That should work right?
Michealk, the hda3 filesystem doens't have /home on it. It just have two user directories like this (user1,user2).
Do you see any error messages on why it isn't mounting?
I taking a guess but if this is the last line of your fstab file there needs to be an EOL character before the end of file character. Edit the file and move the cursor to the end of the line then press the enter key.