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Old 04-27-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation Editing Fstab to accommodate Supermount

I'm a little bit of a and i just installed kernel-2.6.3 on my suse machine. I patched 2.6.3 w/ supermount, can anyone tell me how to edit/rewrite my fstab to accommodate this modification. I know all the bad things about Supermount so don't repeat them Here is my current fstab:

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/sda4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

Old 04-28-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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none /media/zip supermount dev=/dev/sda4,fs=auto,--, 0 0
none /media/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/cdrom,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15 0 0
none /media/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,sync,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0

none /media/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--, 0 0

There are many different options you can try - see what works for you. I find it educational to see what options different distros use and then try combinations. Google is good too. For example, ask Google to show you pages with the string " supermount dev=/dev/fd0 "
Old 05-08-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Ive been looking into supermount.
it looks like a great thing and im considering patching my kernel.

this is the first time ive seen anything that surgested super mound has "bad things"

please repeat them.. lol.
whats bad about supermount ?
Old 05-08-2004, 06:20 PM   #4
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Certain versions of supermount had stability problems. It's also not the best idea because it allows everyone to have a drive mounted. When you're the only user of that machine, there's not a big problem...But for a server, it may be.


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