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Old 04-21-2004, 03:31 AM   #1
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what entries to put into fstab for new hard disk?

Hey all,

I'm trying to install an extra hard disk on my system. I have it formatted and can mount it manually but can't work out the entry for fstab.

The hard disc is called /dev/hdb1 and is formatted as ext3.

I'm running Debian 3.0 with kernel 2.4.18.

Old 04-21-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hello, and welcome to LinuxQuestions.
Well, it all depends on where you want to mount it, right? I prefer /usr/local/storage for added disks that aren't used for the system itself (only data storage with mp3's and stuff like that). You say you can mount it manually so I guess you have your mountpoint set up as you wish already.

A line in /etc/fstab to mount an ext3fs-formatted partition could look something like this:
/dev/hdb1               /usr/local/storage               ext3                noauto,noatime          0 0
The "noauto,noatime" is only my preference, you could use "defaults" instead.



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