help needed with /etc/fstab

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Fri May 4 19:32:50 UTC 2007

Wolfgang wrote:
>> Did you partition the drive and format it with ext3?
>> /dev/sda is the _whole_ drive.
>> after partitioning you should have /dev/sda1 -> 1. partition on drive sda.
> yes I used the whole disk (it is intended only to take data (probably it 
> would have been better to create a partition table, but yesterday I did 
>   the formatting a bit too fast.

/dev/sda means _everything_ on the drive partition table included. If 
you want to use the _whole_ drive, you make one large partition which 
uses all space available. This partition should then show up as /dev/sda1!


> But finally I found the problem: there was a typo in the mount path! So 
> every thing is fine now!
> Thanks a lot
> Wolfgang


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