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Old 06-16-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Debian
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fstab problem


I have an fstab problem. Well if I wouldn't have a problem I wouldn't post it here, would I?
Anyway, I add my mounts to the fstab file and everything is fine. Then I make the correspondant directories under my /mnt directory.
I mount one by one and it works.
However upon a reboot my fstab file is reset and only contains the default values like floppy, cdrom etc ... my hand made mounts are gone and what's very bizar, my mount directories that I have added under the /mnt dir are also gone. How can they be deleted automatically?

Oh.. I use RH 9 and the contents of my fstab is:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/sdd2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/system auto noauto,umask=000,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sdb6 /mnt/data auto noauto,umask=000,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /mnt/data2 auto noauto,umask=000,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sde1 /mnt/media auto noauto,umask=000,kudzu 0 0

Any help or tips are very welcome. I can also add I didn't had this problem with RH 8.0


Last edited by element; 06-16-2003 at 12:44 PM.
Old 06-16-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Connecticut, US
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
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Did you shutdown the host cleanly after changing the filesystem? If the mounts are not unmounted cleanly they won't 'sync' - write their changes. This might explain why changes to the filesystem (fstab modifications, directories created) seem to disappear.

Explicitly issue:

# shutdown -ry 0
Old 06-17-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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I always shutdown properly, don't thi k that's the answer. But I'll try your tip.


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