Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on a Dell Studio XPS 8000 i7-860, 150 GB and 750 GB hard drives.
This has happened twice in the week or so I have owned the machine. The 750 GB drive has a partition which should be auto-mounted as "quitelarge". From /etc/fstab
# /quitelarge was on /dev/sdb2 during installation
UUID=1b47a45b-40e0-405b-858c-86c031f1d7d9 /quitelarge ext3 defaults
When I just now rebooted to change the cable on my second monitor I noticed that /quitelarge was empty. I manually mounted it and all the data is present.
I have looked at several logs (messages, dmesg, bootstrap) and even a grep of /var/log and can find no reference to /var/sdb2. Perhaps I need to search on UUID. Can someone please point me to the appropriate log or logs to search for evidence as to why the file system does not want to mount?