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

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Mon Jan 5 17:06:39 UTC 2009

On Monday 05 January 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
>> I means that there is an irresponsible entry in your fstab file. But
>> do not worry, in your normal usage it will not affect you because the
>> partition is not automatically mounted, and I know from conversations
>> with you that you do not mount that partition. If you are inclined to
>> fix it then change this line:
>> /dev/sda1 /media ext3 owner,atime,noauto,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
>> To this:
>> /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ext3 owner,atime,noauto,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
>> The difference is in the second option, I changed it from "/media" to
>> "/media/sda1".
>Dear Dotan,
>If I recall correctly, I need to enter the fstab file in a special way
>so that I can modify it.  When one of the tasks was performed in the
>recent past, I lost all my saved email records.  I lost the email that
>had the instruction to get into fstab in a way that I could modify it.
>I tried kate; /root/etc/fstab, I tried kate; /etc/fstab.  Is Kate the
>wrong text editor?
Kate should be fine Steven, although I don't like it personally, but its 
(fstab) owned by root, so you'll need to use 'sudo kate /etc/fstab' to edit 

>It was a significant loss, my email records, I had code for all my
>repairs in there, including how to edit fstab.  Please help once again.
>I will save it again.  Additionally, I will purchase a thumb drive and
>copy all future code instructions to it.  Thanks and sorry for having to
>ask again.

Cheers, Gene
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