Second Hard Drive issue

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Fri May 13 16:30:22 UTC 2016

On 05/13/2016 12:19 PM, Billie Walsh wrote:
> OK, some googling and a leap of faith and maybe Stefan gave me the hint.
> I googled "fstab" and found an Ubuntu page that explains things fairly 
> simply. The leap of faith was in attempting to edit it. I normally 
> don't diddle around in the nuts and bolts of the system. I don't know 
> what I'm doing but I can sometimes copy and paste with some good results.
> I learned that the funny number was the uuid of the drive. Simple 
> enough once you know what it is. The "path" to that drive and my files 
> is/was media/bilie0w/"uuid"/Billie0W/. All my files are under the 
> "Billie0W" directory(?) so I set the mount point as "Billie0W". It 
> returned a file system of "ext2" so I added that and made the other 
> options 0 and 0.
> The new line in fstab now reads:
> UUID=5ec13406-3b24-42a6-be83-89871af43dee Billie0W ext2 auto 0 0
> I'm praying I didn't trash my system. I didn't touch anything else in 
> there. Keep your fingers crossed.

Shouldn't trash the system and a good idea is to make a copy of the 
file(fstab) before editing it.

cp -p /etc/fstab  /etc/fstab.sav

with sudo added if you need it.

"A king's castle is his home."

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