use of label in fstab

Tod Merley todbot88 at
Sun Sep 10 14:15:59 UTC 2006

On 9/10/06, Paul Hide <paul.hide at> wrote:
> I used e2label to label a partition on a sata disk /dev/sda1 with the label
> ublinux edited fstab to contain:
>  label=ublinux / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
>  and this booted correctly.
>  I made another partition /dev/sda5 and used e2label to label it dyndata,
> formatted it, made the directory /dydtest and then added another line to
> fstab:
>  label=ublinux / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
>  label=dyndata /dyntest ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
>  On bootup now, the first partition mounts correctly, but the second gives
> the following error message from fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve
> 'label=dyndata'.
>  Does anyone have any thoughts.
>  Paul Hide
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Hi Paul,

Just learning like you, not an expert.

You have an MBR which has a partition table - four entries available.

You can have up to 4 primary partitions.

Everything beyond that is "extended".

You can, I believe, only boot onto a primary partition.



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