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Old 12-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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what's wrong with my fstab


Hi guys, i installed the latest kubuntu recently on one of my partitions to see how i'd like it. I forgot to set mount points for my other partitions during the installation so i edited the fstab once the install was complete. Once i edited and rebooted, it fails, so obviously i've made an error with the fstab, but what; here is my fstab.
Code:
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=2bccd1f0-6811-41af-9f27-fca0ee01b3bf /               ext4    errors=remoun$
# /media/sda3 was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=124241aa-ae29-440d-9918-65fc504a0420 /media/sda3     ext4    defaults        0       2
# /home/klaye/data was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=817ab057-ba80-467b-aefe-d66fd32911cb /home/klaye/data ext4    defaults        0       2
# /media/grub was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=d552e4f8-efc0-44db-ba25-4fc387587e05 /media/grub     ext3    defaults        0       2
# /media/sda4 was on /dev/sda4 during installation
#UUID=462e9b9b-815f-47da-8fa6-988842c54d99 /media/sda4    ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=42a9b895-2bf5-4286-ab96-9243a11e02cd none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
kubuntu is installed at sda7.
 
Old 12-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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The entry for your root partition looks garbled.
From the mount man page:
errors={continue|remount-ro|panic}

It looks like it should be remount-ro.

Create system directories in the root directories and change the mount points in /etc/fstab to use them. Only removable media should be automounted under /media. E.G. /media/grub. The /media/sda3 and /media/sda4 directories should be given more descriptive names and mounted were they would best be used, and who accesses them.

For example, if /dev/sda3 contains videos, that are private and owned by you, /home/klaye/Videos/ would be a logical place to mount it.
 
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:56 AM   #3
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Thanks jschiwal, i haven't tried your solution yet because my computer is almost flat, and i only have enough time to quickly check the internet, but tonight once my computer's charged i will give it a shot; you're probably right since all i did was copy one of my other fstabs and edit a couple of things and i probably didn't copy it all by the looks of things, now you've pointed that out. Thanks for the tip about /media, but i do that for a reason. I like to have a 'computer' icon on my desktop, like on gnome2, but kde doesn't have this feature, so i mount all my partitions in media, and make a symlink of media onto my desktop with a custom icon and named Computer.
 
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I'd reckon that "$" is line continuation indicator - nano and the like.

Personally I'd restore from the backup you no doubt have, but a simple fstab of just the root should get you up. Especially in single user/recovery/whatever mode.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 06:14 AM   #5
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All good now, thanks for the help guys.
 
  


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