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Old 08-15-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Angry Strange mounting issue


I'm using Fedora Core 4

I couldn't get a couple of data drives to mount using fstab, so I used the workaround of adding mount commands in /etc/rc.local

I've now added a third data drive which I want to mount at the mountpoint I was using for one of the other data drives.

So, I added a third mount line and modified one of the originals in rc.local, but it didn't give me the desired result.

The new drive wasn't being mounted at all. To cut a long story short, I commented out the mount commands in rc.local and checked there were no relevant entries in fstab, but one of my data drives is getting mounted, and I can't see how.

Other than fstab and rc.local what other ways are there of automounting drives?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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Most important is your Computer's BIOS seeing the drives, you can see if so at very beginning when computer start running the BIOS.
If your Bios can see it, 99% of the time Linux will see them and setup /etc/fstab.

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Old 08-15-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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But how does Linux know where to mount it?

And I'm an idiot, the 2 original drives are being mounted without nothing in fstab or rc.local, but the new one isn't.

It is being detected in the BIOS, though.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:47 AM   #4
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I'm guessing these are USB drives?
Here are the bacics.

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/udev/

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Old 08-15-2006, 09:55 AM   #5
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Nope, all are parallel IDE drives.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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Did you set jumper on these driver ?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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All set to cable select
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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Will if their not being reconized, you have to select them as
master and slave, if there is two drives to each cable.
If one drive on each cable, select as master.

LOL
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:29 AM   #9
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All this still doesn't answer the question of how Linux knows *where* to mount these drives.

Is there an auto generated config file that takes info from mount events so that this behaviour can be duplicated when fstab has been corrupted?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:54 AM   #10
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Get on http://google.com/linux and ask any question you have about fstab, howto's etc.

jim
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:59 AM   #11
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Post your /etc/fstab just for fun. And what drives/partitions are you in question about?
 
  


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