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Old 09-18-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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one hard drive refuses to mount on boot time


right my server pc has two ide hard drives one ide cd drives and one problematic hard drive wich is scsi

ok all drives but the scsi (which is new) mount during boot up. i cant get the new one to do it and its driving me nuts

if i go to "storage device management" its not in the partition list however if i click on 500gb media in places it mounts in media as disk

i right clicked 500gb media selected volumes and changed it to /media/filehouse and rebooted, it still hadnt automounted but when i clicked it, it mounted as filehouse. so how do i get it to auto mount?

if it helps its formated as ext3

any help greatfully recieved
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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can you check if /etc/fstab has then entry for the SCSI drive so that it is automatically mounted during boot ?
this may help
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fstab
 
Old 09-18-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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can you check if /etc/fstab has then entry for the SCSI drive so that it is automatically mounted during boot ?
this may help
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fstab
its not listed there so thinking ahead i decided to add it, i opened a terminal i went to /dev/ and did ls expecting to see a list of the drives mentioned and my drive.... the list was massive how do i know which one is my drive? i tried adding /dev/disk with a mount point of /media/fiehouse and rebooted nothing happened


used a partition tool to find its dev name (i can be cunning lol) it was sda1 changed disk to sda1 and rebooted, alls good again thank you , just wish linux was as advanced as windows at times the amount you ave to do manualy drives me nuts specialy since if you hadnt of told me the file name i NEVER would of found it , a thousand thanks upon you !

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Old 09-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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if i go to "storage device management" its not in the partition list however if i click on 500gb media in places it mounts in media as disk
once mounted, where does this mount happen ? under /media/disk ?
go to that place and do a df -h .
this will give you the device source and the current location where it is mounted.
this will give a clue on what to put instead /dev/disk
otherwise i guess the syntax of the fstab you did would be ok.
 
  


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