How do I activate my sdb5 partition and have it stay active continually.

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jan 5 14:33:24 UTC 2009

2009/1/5 Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at>:
> I used kedit and made  the change.  What was the benefit of using the
> ';'?

The ; symbol separates commands. So it was not the right thing to put
where you did. I just mentioned that it was a good guess because at
least you _tried_ something!

> It wasn't really an accident, other than I used that method of
> separating the code from the sentence.  Normally I would have done it
> like this 'kedit /etc/fstab'.  Did this change the mount point to
> '/media to /media/sda1'?

Yes, exactly, it changed the mount point. Mounting the partition on
/media would have hidden other things that were mounted in that place
beforehand. But in any case that partition is not automatically
mounted (it has the "noauto" option set) so it was not affecting your

You are learning fast!

Dotan Cohen


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