Mounting partitions, bizare question...

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Tue Jul 12 02:07:42 UTC 2005

Hi Gents,

The situation is this : I have two disks, 'hda' which holds my stable
Hoary and data/home partition, and 'hdb' with Breezy.

Breezy is 3 month old and very usable, so I spend most of time in it,
mostly to watch progress closely, and report bugs.

So, in order to access my data, I mounted my home partition from Hoary.
Well actually, the Breezy installer did it for me for a change, and put
it in /media/hda5.
The line in fstab looks like this :

/dev/hda5       /media/hda5     ext3    defaults        0       2

Whenever I browse to that partition to access my data, I have to first
enter my user directory : /home/vincent. 
I wonder if there would be a way, for the system to put me directly
into /home/vincent (instead of the root directory /home), when I browse
this partition, or 'cd' to it at the command line.

this way if I do: "cd /media/hda5", instead of seeing :

lost+found  vincent

I will already be 'vincent'.

Does fstab support that kind of option ? What's the syntax ? something
like this maybe ?

/dev/hda5:vincent       /media/hda5     ext3    defaults

Thanks for any info...


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