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Old 10-19-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Fedora 5 label disk

Hi all,

I install Fedora 5 on my new machine and this is the first time I installed Fedora.

I noticed that in /etc/fstab, there is LABEL for the partition.
The fstab layout is totally different from the Mandrake.

I need to add an old data disk (disk with data) which is removed from my old mandrake machine to this new Fedora machine as a slave disk.

How do I label the old disk and edit the /etc/fstab to mount the old disk.

The fstab of my new machine is as follows:
# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/usr /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=SWAP-hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
Old 10-19-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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labels are not necessary. You can still use the device ID i.e.
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/old_drive .....
Old 10-19-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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You do not need labels for the old hard drive, just use the actual partitions and create the line entries in /etc/fstab

For example lets say the old hard drive is attached to the system as hdb and has three partitions all ext3 then the entries would looke like;

/dev/hdb1      /media/part1       ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb2      /media/part2       ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb3      /media/part3       ext3 defaults 1 2
Just remember to create the mountpoints (/media/part1{2,3}) beforehand;

mkdir /media/part1

After the drive is attached then you can check which partitions and filesystem(s) you really need by using something like; fdisk -l (that's the lower case letter L in the command) before creating the fstab entries and mountpoints BTW
Old 10-19-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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Thanks all. It works now


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