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Old 12-10-2008, 04:47 AM   #1
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Fstab not mounting a subdir with the bind option

Hi there!
I've installed a stripped-down Debian on a 1 GB xD memory card. In order to outsource some disk space, I redirected the swap to the swap partition on the internal hard drive and tried to redirect my /home and /tmp directories likewise. When I boot up, however, my Debian mounts the new /home seamlessly, but won't accept the bind mount. This is a snippet from my fstab:
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sdb1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/sda3       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/home/tmp	/tmp		ext3	defaults,bind	0	2
/dev/sda1       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sdb1       /media/usb0     auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
The line that doesn't get mounted is the fourth one (the /home/tmp one). I even tried editing it so /home/tmp will read /dev/sda3/tmp, but no go. (And yes, both the /tmp and the /dev/sda3/tmp directories exist). Anyone got a clue?
On another note: is it normal that an xD media card is so extreeemely slow?
Any input welcome.

Last edited by JosipBroz; 12-10-2008 at 04:49 AM.
Old 12-10-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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Hmmm ... nobody heard of "fstab" and "mount" before? You see, mount is this command in GNU/Linux, whereas fstab is a file ...
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