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Old 02-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Shared folder status lost

I have recently added a second HD to my Ubuntu 8.04 computer and created a second shared folder on it. From time to time without warning the second shared folder loses its shared status. It never happened with the first shared folder.
How do I make the share permanent?
Old 02-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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You may have to provide a little more detail on this. The first thing that comes to my mind is that the partition becomes unmounted. This would happen when you reboot. A related idea is this: If your system mounts other drives by UUID, but you have listed your share the traditional way, i.e. /dev/sdx, udev may be changing the dev/sdx to something else. Hence, sometimes when you boot, you will be able to access the drive, other times you won't. Check your /etc/fstab file and see if they are listed differently.

Of course, this is complete speculation, but it is what popped into my mind.

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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@liberalchrist: As you suggested, I checked the /etc/fstab, and sure enough, it had the wrong uuids and I fixed them.
Hopefully this will be it.
Thank you!


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