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Old 02-17-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Automounting is Kaput

I had Fedora core 3 and everything was working. Then I moved it into a new computer and now all my automagically mounting drives simply refuse to appear in /media. I've conigured gnome-volume-manger and it seems to be OK. The problem must be further down the line, deeps in the bowels of the Project Utopia backend. I really have no idea where to begin with this.

I suppose right now I'm looking for a way to completely reset my automounting configuration, as perhaps it is falsely remembering the old PC architecture. How would I go about a total 'reset to factory setting' of the automount process?

What files, if any, do i need to post here?
Old 02-17-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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What did you do? Did you take the hard drive out of one machine and put it into another? If so you will have to edit your fstab file to reflect the new configuration. That is located at /etc/fstab. You'll have to be root to edit it. Fstab is where drives get auto mounted. Or did I misunderstand this?

It may be easier to do a fresh install, then you will have everything configured correctly.
Old 02-18-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Yes that's what I did. More specifically I copied the fedora disk onto a new partition on a SATA drive in the new computer using dd.
I don't know exactly what is wrong with automounting. I assume it has remembered the older motherboard or something. I'm just looking for a way to reset/reinstall the automount facilities really.

Anyway. Here's my /etc/fstab

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/sda3               /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
/dev/sda2             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/sda5               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdb1               /mnt/fat32store                       auto    defaults        1 1
/dev/hdb2               /mnt/ntfsstore                       auto    defaults        1 1

/dev/hda                /media/cdrecorder       auto    pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0


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