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Old 06-06-2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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Quota problems. Can't mount filesystem


hey,

I'm trying to set up quotas on my server so that my flatmates (who have accounts) don't use up all my space. I would like to set quotas on their home folders, which are located in /home

I have done the following:
0. Enabled quota in kernel and recompiled:
pi / # grep -i quota /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_QUOTA=y
CONFIG_QUOTACTL=y

1. installed quota .

2. created the following entry in /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdb1 /home reiserfs defaults,usrquota 1 1

3. not mounted /home
4. turned quota on.

Firstly, I will highlight that I CAN mount /home if I remove the "usrquota" option.

At this stage (with "usrquota" in fstab) I tried to mount /home:

pi / # mount /home
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
or too many mounted file systems

and when I do:
pi / # quotacheck -va
quotacheck: Can't find filesystem to check or filesystem not mounted with quota option.

I get told the same thing.

As I said, I CAN mount the hard drive without the "usrquota" option, so it isn't a hardware problem.

I understand that I have to create the file: "aquota.user" in the filesystem which I will be mounting. This is what I haven't understood. Do I "touch acquota.user" in /home when the filesytem IS mounted or when /home ISN'T mounted? That is my first question.

In order make it when it isn't mounted, I have to take the "usrquota" option off and then mount the filesystem, umount it etc. I have done this.

I have also made hte files in /home when the filesystem wasn't loaded. HOwever, I still get no result.

What is my next move? It seems that the filesystem doesn't want to mount when i have the "usrquota"option on .

Thanks in advance for your help.
Hamish
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:01 PM   #2
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I can asnwer the first part of your question only. You can't touch unless you mount the fs
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:34 AM   #3
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Hey.

So I have to remove the "usrquota" option in fstab and then mount /dev/hdb1.
Then I touch the file.
Then I unmount /dev/hdb1 and replace "usrquote" in fstab.
Then I try to mount the drive?

Is that correct?

Thanks
Hamish
 
Old 06-22-2004, 08:25 AM   #4
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just a quick guess: Does Quota work at ALL on reiserfs ? I have read some time ago that it only works on EXT[2-3] filesystems...
 
Old 06-25-2004, 10:56 AM   #5
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Hey

No, it doesn't work at all. The posts/info I found about getting it to work were from 2002/2003 and it didn't work then.

It stills seems not to. I ended up using ext3.

Hamish
 
  


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