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Old 07-05-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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Mount at boot problems

Can anyone explain...
Why /dev/sda1 (/data (RAID)) and /dev/hda3 (/home) don't get mounted at boot?
Should /dev/hda5 (swap) and /dev/hda4 (I've no idea, but it does exist) be mounted?

/etc/fstab content below. The /dev/sda1 mounts manually with what I expect is the equivalent of the fstab line. As does /dev/hda3 but before I mount it there is already a /home dir with and empty dir for the user created during installation. Could this be stopping /dev/hda3 from mounting at boot?

Thanks for you time and thoughts

Using fedora core 4

[root@galaxy /]# more /etc/fstab
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/devpts             /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
/dev/shm                /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/proc               /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
/dev/sys                /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda5         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/sda1               /data                   ext3    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda3               /home                   ext3    defaluts        0 0
/dev/hdc                /media/cdrecorder       auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
[root@galaxy /]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2              20G  5.4G   14G  29% /
/dev/hda1              99M   13M   82M  14% /boot
/dev/shm             1013M     0 1013M   0% /dev/shm
[root@galaxy ~]# mount /dev/sda1 /data
[root@galaxy ~]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2              20G  5.4G   14G  29% /
/dev/hda1              99M   13M   82M  14% /boot
/dev/shm             1013M     0 1013M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             691G  563G   93G  86% /data
[root@galaxy ~]# ls /home/
[root@galaxy ~]# mount /dev/hda3 /home
[root@galaxy ~]# ls /home/
    <snip> list of ~20 users on /dev/hda3
Old 07-05-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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swap devices don't get "mounted" in the traditional sense. They are used as an adjunct to memory to swap out (old style) or page out (new style) portions of memory to disk to free up memory for newer processes.

I notice all of your mounts other than root have "0" in the last position. That is the fspassno position. Try setting /home and /data to 2 in that position and see if it helps. It will force them to be checked AFTER root which is what you want because they both sit on top of root.

It is unlikely the user's home before mount of /home is preventing the mount. If it were you couldn't do it manually either and you are doing it manually. (FYI: You don't have to specify device and filesystem when you do manual mount if entry is in fstab - Typing "mount /data" and "mount /home" would be sufficieint.) I would recommend deleting this user directory though - once you've mounted /home you can't access the user directory but it is still tying up space in your root filesystem.

Last edited by MensaWater; 07-05-2006 at 09:31 AM.


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