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Old 12-13-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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/home not available after reboot


hi, generally we login to Linux server through putty(ssh),yesterday we were not able to connect to it for some time.Later we called up the person in remote location to restart server , he did it and we were able
to connect.But after connecting there is no /home mount point , we were able to login to users in that home directory but it says no such file or directory exist.
its lvm partition.Now how can i get back my /home directory.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Now how can i get back my /home directory
By calling that person again, inform him the situation and that you request him to do something to make available the directory again.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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What happens if you mount /home from the command line?
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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probably your fstab may have a entry

try following and see if you get anything at all

grep -i home /etc/fstab
 
Old 12-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #5
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I tried mount /home and i get this error: can't find /home in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab /home is not in fstab.

Do u think some thing is wrong in the initab?
 
Old 12-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #6
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I tried mount /home and i get this error: can't find /home in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab /home is not in fstab.

Do u think some thing is wrong in the initab?
Sounds more like something is wrong in fstab.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 03:16 AM   #7
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Hello,

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I tried mount /home and i get this error: can't find /home in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab /home is not in fstab.
I think there isn't entry of /home in /etc/fstab file.

Ask that person if /home entry is there in /etc/fstab file or not? And if not them make the entry of /home in /etc/fstab file.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 09:11 AM   #8
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i created /home entry in fstab, when i say mount -a the message i get is: mount: special device home does not exist.
shall i have to restart the system again? another thing is in fstab i have entries for my lvm and all other file systems.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 09:16 AM   #9
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Please post the content of
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/etc/fstab
and the command you use to mount your
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/home
directory.

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Old 12-17-2011, 10:22 PM   #10
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Please post the contents of your /etc/fstab file and what all command are you using for mounting /home, please post it.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #11
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contents of /etc/fstab

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults

Last edited by mlnm; 12-19-2011 at 01:06 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #12
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Hello,

I told you there might not be the entry of /home in your /etc/fstab file.

Now, if you don't have the /home partition then you have to create the /home partition, mount it on some new directory and have to make the entry in /etc/fstab file. And if /home is already there then you just have to mount it on some directory and make the entry in /etc/fstab file. Like mine:

Quote:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/backup /backup ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/opt /opt ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/usr /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
LABEL=SW-cciss/c0d0p7 swap swap defaults 0 0

Last edited by Satyaveer Arya; 12-19-2011 at 01:27 PM.
 
  


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