Partition problems after installing a second Kubuntu version

john d. herron paradox.herron at bluewin.ch
Wed Sep 9 14:54:39 UTC 2009



Nils Kassube wrote:
> john d. herron wrote:
>   
>> I'm currently using Kubuntu Feisty (7.04, ext3) as 'production'
>> distro. It resides as logical /dev/hda7 in the extended partition of
>> my only hdd. It runs quite well except for the synaptic package
>> manager, which steadfastly refuses to install things (like e.g.mysql
>> or speedcrunch) because of dependency considerations (it issues 'Not
>> Authenticated' warnings).
>>     
>
> Did you change the repositories to the new location? 7.04 is no longer 
> supported but you find the standard Ubuntu repositories now at 
> <http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/>. -- snip --
>
>   
>> Now, when comparing the contents of Feisty's /etc/fstab and the bash
>> output of df --all, I notice differences in entries relating to
>> /dev/hda3. Since I'm no expert, I don't know what these differences
>> might indicate, if anything.
>>
>> But let me proceed as you suggested
>>
>> 1) sudo mount /media/hda3 worked just fine.
>>
>> Now here's the new output from 'df -h':
>> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/hda7              12G  8.9G  2.0G  83% /
>> varrun                252M   96K  252M   1% /var/run
>> varlock               252M     0  252M   0% /var/lock
>> procbususb            252M  116K  252M   1% /proc/bus/usb
>> udev                  252M  116K  252M   1% /dev
>> devshm                252M     0  252M   0% /dev/shm
>> lrm                   252M   33M  219M  14% /lib/modules/2.6.20-17-generic/volatile
>> /dev/hda1              12G   11G  1.8G  86% /media/hda1
>> /dev/hda3              12G  4.7G  6.5G  42% /media/hda3  	(oh, miracle!)
>> /dev/hda4             1.1G   65M  943M   7% /media/hda4
>> /dev/hda5             1.1G  8.0K  1.0G   1% /media/hda5
>>
>> (it is indeed much more orderly/readable than the earlier 'df --all'!)
>>
>> The directory /media/hda3's contents are now also fully listed in Krusader, which until now showed it as empty.
>>
>> in the screenshot that can be found on 
>> <http://picpaste.com/jdh_partitions_20090909.png>
>> qtparted shows /dev/hda3 as an 11.75 GB primary partition
>> containing 5.19 GB of stuff. 
>>
>> Question: how can I now edit /etc/fstab so that /dev/hda3 will mount automatically?
>>     
>>  
>>     



>
> I don't see anything about /dev/hda3 in your nearly unreadable output of 
> "df --all". Is that what you mean to be your concern? I suppose there is 
> no directory /media/hda3 in your system. If it doesn't exist, the 
> partition can't be mounted there. Use the command
>
> sudo mkdir /media/hda3
>
> in a terminal to make the directory for the mount point. BTW: The df 
> output would have been readable if you had used "df -h" instead of "df 
> --all".
>
> Another reason for the missing hda3 partition in your df output is the 
> fstab line for hda3:
>
>   
>> /dev/hda3 /media/hda3 auto nouser,noauto,atime,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid
>>     
>
> The option noauto means that it will not be mounted automatically at 
> startup but did you try to mount it manually? Well, if you didn't, use 
> the command
>
> sudo mount /dev/hda3
>
> and see if that works.
>
>   
>> I'd add a copy of the QTParted graph, but I don't know whether the
>> list would carry it, and gladly provide any other info that may be
>> useful.
>>     
>
> If the entire mail is small enough (don't know the limit) you can in 
> theory attach pictures, but it is much better to use something like 
> <http://picpaste.com/> and post a link with your mail.
>
>
> Nils
>
>
>   
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