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Old 09-17-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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/etc/fstab rewriting itself?

I use RHEL4, which, by default, has a directory /media/ where it automatically mounts the CD/DVD drives. I much prefer the traditional /mnt directory (less mess), so I changed /etc/fstab using vi. I rebooted my computer shortly thereafter, and now my fstab has changed itself back to /media. I have a feeling that this has something to do with fstab-sync, but I'm not sure how that works. I read the man pages for it, but they were of little to no help, citing a few references to a HAL daemon that uses it on startup. Any advice as to what I should do?
Old 09-17-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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For partitions you want to manually work with, you need to remove the 'managed' option from the fstab options section.


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