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Old 01-18-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Need to restart Suse after unmount in order to remount

I have Suse 9.0. When I umount my USB-HD, and want to remount it, Suse says it can't find it anymore in fstab. I have to restart my computer, and then it works again.
How can I correct this?
what daemon deals with mount?
Hier is my fstab:
/dev/hda7 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda8 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda13 /tmp ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda10 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda12 /var ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda5 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda6 /windows/E ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda11 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
thanks for any help.
Old 01-18-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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As reported by the mount command, there is no entry in your fstab for the USB disk partition. That is okay if you supply all of the necessary parameters to the mount command. You didn't give an example of your mount command and the resulting error message so I am just guessing that you do something like
mount /dev/sda1
mount -a
I believe that when you restart Linux the startup process automatically mounts all of the disks that it can find. I suspect that this is why " works..." after you restart the operating system.

You should be able to mount the disk partition if you provide all, or most, of the parameters that would be supplied by an entry in the fstab file.
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
Keep in mind that there are factors that you didn't mention. A cut-and-paste of the mount command with the resulting error message could be helpful. Whether you have automount running is a factor. So if my guess about the nature of the problem is incorrect I have to plead that you did not provide sufficient details to make a correct assessment of the problem. In other words, it couldn't be my fault that I was wrong. That is just not possible.

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