[ubuntu-uk] IDE drive mounting ....

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Oct 11 18:35:59 BST 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 17:50 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> I'd just make sure the drives in the caddy had distinctive labels on
> all their partitions, myself! :¬)

They do have!!  And the problem still occurs.  I'm booting from the SATA
drive partition that appears as /dev/sdb1, and for some weird reason,
automount then tries to mount the partition that is on /dev/sda at '/'
where the boot filesystem (at /dev/sdb1) is already mounted  ....  makes
no sense at all to me, and I know the problem would not be there if I
booted from the IDE drive in the caddy.  Still, Glen's solution works OK
for me.  

The saga began when my wife's computer died and I gave her the one I
mentioned.  I put a caddy in so I could swap between her old IDE drive,
and a storage drive that I could also swap with my computers. Eventually
when I know she no longer needs to access her old drive, I'll swap it
for a SATA caddy .... but in the meantime, it's doing what I need it to
to do.

Regards,		Barry Drake.
Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
that gives me real fresh air.

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