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Old 03-19-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Fstab rewinds


Hi folks, heres the trouble. I just reinstalled FC3 on my home box. One of the first things I did after updating everything was adding my second HD which has my music collection. To do this I added the following line into fstab:

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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/storage vfat users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
Now, this line works peachy, nothing wrong with it. The problem is that now from time to time for some reason the line vanishes from fstab and I have to write it again.

Any ideas as to what could be happening here?

All replies shall be deeply appreciated.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:00 PM   #2
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Something is overwriting it, but I would not be able to suggest anything without knowing more about what is funning on your server. That being said, I've found similar items by simply setting the file to read-only even for root, then rebooting. I caught a culprit as it reported an error in the boot log, but that was a long time ago on AIX, but it might be worth a try.

Good luck.

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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I've run into this a few times, but not lately.

It's going to be in one of two areas.

fstab-sync or updfstab

I wish I could reproduce it, but fstab has been fine lately.

Worse comes to worse, you could always remove the write bit until some error tells you what the problem is.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 12:40 AM   #4
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Hi guys, thanx for replying. Just notice it happen. I rebooted my machine and right after loading hardware,audio I notice this message:

{mtnent} theres no new line at end of fstab

Or somethinglike this.
When logged in I check my file browser and I can see the hdb1 is mounted, I can access files. Then I check fstab and I notice that the line is gone. No more mounting of hdb1.

Any new ideas?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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Shy of suggesting that you add a few extra lines at the end of your fstab, I don't have much to add.

I was unable to find anything on "mtnent" on Google. Sorry.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:11 AM   #6
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Hrmm.. my apologies, is mntent. My bad.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 11:11 AM   #7
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Googling, I found this:

http://www.physics.wustl.edu/~alford...d/T23_FC1.html

Quote:
To stop the fstab from being overwritten by system utilities that think they know what I need better than I do,

> chkconfig kudzu off
Might work, but it turns kudzu off completely.

-Gabriele
 
Old 04-04-2005, 08:47 AM   #8
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I have the same problem with with the host file on my nis master. I just set it to read only after I make changes but I also keep a back up copy of the file just in case.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
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I discovered something funny. The error regarding mntent is incredibly simple to fix.
The error message is: theres no new line at end of fstab. Or something like this.
How did I fix it?
Simple, I added a blank new line at the bottom of fstab (moohoohaha).
 
  


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