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Old 10-29-2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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How to create a new logical partition on sda without mounting to /media?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a new 320 GiB internal hard drive (the only drive in the laptop) and partitioned it as follows:

Device Mount Point
/dev/sda1 /boot Primary
/dev/sda2 / Primary
/dev/sda3 /linux-swap Primary

/dev/sda4 Extended
/dev/sda5 /tmp
/dev/sda6 /var
/dev/sda7 /usr
/dev/sda8 /usr-local
/dev/sda9 /opt
/dev/sda10 /home
Unallocated 193 GiB

All partitions are Ext4.

I would like to create additional partitions in the Unallocated space. However, when I create new partitions (e.g. /virtual for VirtualBox image files) they always mount to /media automatically and show up as mountable partitions. I know this is how it's supposed to be if I was creating the partition on an additional drive. How can I create the new partition so that it does not mount to /media? I'm not sure if I'm phrasing the question correctly. Thanks.
Old 10-29-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Maybe create a /data path, then:

mkdir /virtual

mount -t ext4 /dev/sda11 /virtual

Your /etc/fstab would look like:

/dev/sda11   /virtual   ext4   defaults        0       <number>
...where <number> is the sequence number by which fsck tests filesystems. I think I got all that right, but stare at it with a jaundiced eye for a bit to make sure ; )
Old 11-07-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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That worked perfectly. I was getting confused between the directory name and the partition label. I also had a typo in the /etc/fstab file. But it is working correctly now. Thanks.


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