Partitioning, FSTAB, Mount Points ???? Newbie

Marc Rios marcrios84 at
Thu Aug 30 21:12:28 UTC 2007

I don't understand why you cannot put a new entry in fstab.
Can you see the disks in /dev directory???

2007/8/30, melissa <melissad at>:
> I have four SATA drives.  Formerly, they mounted with /export
> and /archives, but now << mount >> says they do not exist.  I can see
> the drives as volumes in the native file browser, but cannot rename
> them.  If I mount them (right click from the left side window), they
> mount, but nothing appears in them and I cannot copy or save to them,
> even as sudo.  Reason:  I don't have a mount point name appearing
> in /etc/fstab or in the browser.
> I am at a loss for chown from the terminal as these mount points are not
> recognized ("disk" and "disk1").  I have been, I guess, spoiled by
> SuSE's YaST.
> melissa
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