Home mount point
mitchthompson at satx.rr.com
Mon Mar 27 23:15:24 BST 2006
Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος wrote:
> 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?
According to man (8) mount:
errors=continue / errors=remount-ro / errors=panic
Define the behaviour when an error is encountered. (Either
ignore errors and just mark the file system erroneous
tinue, or remount the file system read-only, or panic
the system.) The default is set in the filesystem
and can be changed using tune2fs(8).
Therefore, what that line is saying is that, when mounting /, if the
filesystem has errors (i.e., not cleanly shut down), then unmount and
then remount the partition as read-only. This will probably trigger
other errors, since a lot of things normally write to /.
You should not have to do anything for swap, since it is still /dev/hda6
on your system, correct? Swap isn't "mounted" like other partitions,
put is turned on/off with the command swapon or swapoff, respectively.
It appears in the /etc/fstab because that is where the swapon command,
using the -a option, looks for it.
Glad you got it working!
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