deletion of /dev files
nielsen at oz.net
Sat Jan 14 21:46:38 UTC 2006
On Jan 14, 2006, at 1:36 PM, R Kimber wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:44:38 -0500
> Phillip Susi <psusi at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
>> R Kimber wrote:
>>>> Well, you probably don't want it to be in fstab, anyway.
>>> So, how do I know how to refer to it in a script so that I can mount
>>> it and unmount it?
>> With it's /dev name of course. Which should not go away unless you
>> unplug the drive.
> But how do I tell it that its an ext2 system and not fat ? Not having
> an entry in fstab, it seems to expect fat, and if I try to mount it it
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4,
> missing codepage or other error
> In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
> dmesg | tail or so
> and dmesg says
> [ 345.801075] FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
> [ 345.801085] VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda4
When invoking mount in your script, use 'mount -t ext2 /dev/sda4
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