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

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Tue Jan 6 01:14:57 GMT 2009

On Monday 05 January 2009 18:36:24 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 05 January 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
> >> >kedit opened to a blank page and in the title bar it reads /media/sdb1
> >> > - KEdit <2>, like I have two KEdit windows open.
> >>
> >> Oops, close that without saving.
If I saved that edit, could that have caused a problem?  It seems like I 
remember when opening KEdit there would be a page of data to read.

> >> Now, please understand that if I had a /media/westernsteer directory, I
> >> can mount any partition visible to the system on that mount point with
> >> the mount command.
I am confused here.

> I don't think I used any acronyms, what looks like one
> (mkdir,mount,umount,rmdir,ls) is probably the name of the utility I ran.
I guess I see sda1 or sdb2 or Floppy0 as a kind of acronym, because I don't 
know what the letters mean yet.  It seemed that the page was filled with 
letters and numbers like that that you would have to know what they mean to 
understand how to understand the page.
> The 'westernsteer' was simply a throwaway name for purposes of the demo.
westernsteer is kind of like Konqueror, conqueror, a name that doesn't mean 
what it says, however is descriptive. 
> In the mount command, I used the -t option to specify the type of
> filesystem to mount as linux has about a dozen variations, with 'ext3'
> which is ext2 with journaling as the default used by 95+% of the users.
Whenever possible I have used ext3; I thought it best.

Thanks Gene,

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