Home mount point

Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος ypapado at panteion.gr
Mon Mar 27 14:13:06 BST 2006

Thanks for the advice. I tried first the manual mounting which didn't 
work although konsole accepted the change. The modification of fstab 
though worked.
I noticed  then that I have an error message in / options in fstab. Do I 
also have to change the mount point for swap to be swap?

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda3       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda1       /media/hda1     ntfs    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda2       /media/hda2     ntfs    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda5       /home	        ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda6       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdb        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0

Any hints?

Mitch Thompson wrote:
> Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I don't know if anybody saw my previous e-mail concerning problems I had
>> during upgrade. Anyhow, during reinstall I forgot to assign to my home
>> partition a home mount point. Now although I have access to the data
>> they are not under home. Is there a way to fix that without
>> reinstalling? I would be gratefull for any advice although I realize
>> that maybe the community might start to become tired by my questions.
>> Thanks again
>> Yannis
> Sure.  Just go into /etc/fstab, and create an entry for it, like so:
> /dev/hda7       /home           reiserfs defaults        0       2
> Of course, replace the partition number with your actual one, as well as
> the partition type, if it isn't reiserfs.  Then, simply type mount -a.
> You can also manually mount the original home partition over the current
> directory.  Whatever is in your current /home is NOT overwritten, but
> will be unavailable when you do the mount.
> mount /dev/<partition>  /home
> This has the effect of overlaying the /home partition over the /home
> directory.
> Hope this makes sense.

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