Mounting a new drive

David Curtis dcurtis at
Wed Jun 25 10:03:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 16:25 -0700, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> I have a Hitachi 320gb drive that was until an hour ago formatted as
> NTFS. It was seen by Gnome and showed up on my desktop. After pulling
> all its data off, I decided I wanted to reformat it so it would be a
> "native" file format and no NTFS anymore. So far so good. But now I'm
> stuck trying to edit /etc/fstab to get it to display. Is there an easy
> GUI tool to help me do this, like the NTFS configuration tool? Failing
> that, how do I create a mount point that /etc/fstab will like (I
> presume on /media/)
> The partition is /dev/sdd1. Reiser file system. Type-Linux (0x83).
> Label=Hitachi300. UUID=27bb8f9b-38ab-4398-92c5-4fbc0dd970a1. I'll
> provide more info if this isn't enough.
> -- 
Well, I've never used Reiserfs before so there might be something I'm
missing. But...

UUID=27bb8f9b-38ab-4398-92c5-4fbc0dd970a1 /media/newpartition
reiserfs    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1

could possibly do the trick although 'man fstab' mentions only ext2 and
xfs as identifiable by thier UUID (but then again ext3 works like this).

Don't think your going to harm anything by giving the above a try. If it
doesn't work give 'man mount' and 'man fstab' a read.


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