Partition mounting problem.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Wed Dec 10 22:13:41 UTC 2008

I have three problems in my partition table.  

First:  Disk&Filesystems, #2 partition 1.0kb shows (/media/floppy0) as the 
mount point.  I don't know how it got in that location.  When I partitioned 
the drive, it was located in the list with the Burner and the Optical Disk at 
the bottom of the Disk and Filesystems.  What was there originally was a 
1.0kb partition that the computer created, contents of which I do not know.  
Under Device I was listed as /dev/sda2.
Second:  I have a partition that contains ntfs.  I do not have any Windows 
products on my computer, that I know of.  I did not create an ntfs partition, 
yet it is there.  sda8
Third I have a permissions problem with sdb5.

The following is my fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# The following is an example. Please see fstab(5) for further details. 
# Please refer to mount(1) for a complete description of mount options.
# Format:
#  <file system>         <mount point>   <type>  <options>	<dump>	<pass>
# dump(8) uses the <dump> field to determine which file systems needOnOn 

# to be dumped. fsck(8) uses the <pass> column to determine which file
# systems need to be checked--the root file system should have a 1 in
# this field, other file systems a 2, and any file systems that should
# not be checked (such as MS-DOS or NFS file systems) a 0.
# The `sw' option indicates that the swap partition is to be activated
# with `swapon -a'.
/dev/hda2	none		swap	sw				0 0

# The `bsdgroups' option indicates that the file system is to be mounted
# with BSD semantics (files inherit the group ownership of the directoryOn 

# in which they live). `ro' can be used to mount a file system read-only.O n 
Wednesday 10 December 2008 9:21:06 am you wrote:

/dev/hda3	/		ext2	defaults			0 1
/dev/hda5	/home		ext2	defaults			0 2
/dev/hda6	/var		ext2	defaults			0 2
/dev/hda7	/usr		ext2	defaults,ro			0 2
/dev/hda8	/usr/local	ext2	defaults,bsdgroups		0 2

# The `noauto' option indicates that the file system should not be mounted
# with `mount -a'. `user' indicates that normal users are allowed to mount
# the file system.
/dev/cdrom	/cdrom		iso9660	defaults,noauto,ro,user		  0 0
/dev/fd0	/floppy		minix	defaults,noauto,user		0 0
/dev/fd1	/floppy		minix	defaults,noauto,user		0 0

# NFS file systems:
server:/export/usr	/usr	nfs	defaults			0 0

# proc file system:
proc		/proc		proc	defaults			0 0

I would include a screen print of my Disk&Filesystems, but it is too large 

Can you see any of my problem in fstab, I do not understand the data yet?  
What in the way of information can I provide that would help you help me?


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