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Old 07-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
butlerm1977
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Problems mounting a partition using fstab and e2label...


System is CentOS 5.4 using two 80GB raid 1 drives and one external usb 1TB drive.

I am trying to make the USB partition (ext3 and e2labeled as /usbstorage) a permanent mount using fstab. I used the writeup found here and here to base the setup from.

When I reboot the server, the external drive does not auto mount. But if I run mount -a the drive mounts and is usable.

fdisk -l
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              14        9709    77883120   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2              14        9709    77883120   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1               1      121601   976760001   83  Linux
e2label /dev/sdc1
Code:
/usbstorage
tune2fs -l /dev/sdc1 | grep volume
Code:
Filesystem volume name:   /usbstorage
/etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
LABEL=/usbstorage       /Storage                ext3    defaults        0 0
ls -ld /Storage
Code:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 27 14:42 /Storage

Last edited by butlerm1977; 07-28-2010 at 09:07 AM. Reason: addition of mount -a comment and last line
 
Old 07-28-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
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It's been a while since I had such a problem. If memory serves, you need to write a udev rule which relates /dev/sdc1 to the volume label to the mount point to create a persistent mount point. Then, your fstab entry should work.

Red Hat has this on writing custom udev rules:
http://www.redhat.com/magazine/002dec04/features/udev/

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 07-28-2010 at 03:53 PM.
 
  


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