Second Hard Drive issue

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Fri May 13 17:22:33 UTC 2016


On 05/13/2016 12:58 PM, Billie Walsh wrote:
> The line:
>
> UUID=5ec13406-3b24-42a6-be83-89871af43dee Billie0W ext2 auto 0 0
>
> didn't work. On reboot I get a message that mounting Billie0W failed. 
> Any suggestions? I tried to follow the steps listed on the Ubuntu page 
> as best I could.


Here's a drill for you.


1)  sudo  ls -la  /dev/disk/by-uuid/

you should see a list of all your disks by UUID

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 May  1 08:44 
006272c6-2ca3-4f19-9c50-ca9a05e228f5 -> ../../sdb10
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 May  1 08:44 
04379778-aac8-44f1-900a-6ff77e514167 -> ../../sdc5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 May  1 08:44 
0d790aa4-c249-41de-be94-ba435bfb0d88 -> ../../sda8

2) Find the disk with the UUID you are trying to mount.

3)  Make up the entry in fstab of:

#Billie0W was on /dev/sda8 at boot  (example here)
UUID=0d790aa4-c249-41de-be94-ba435bfb0d88 /Billie0W     ext2    
defaults        0       2


You must have a mount point in your root directory for Billie0W so:

4)  sudo  mkdir /Billie0W

5) Then try to:     mount  Billie0W

It either mounts or should tell you why.

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