Fstab Config for External Hard Drives?

Thorny thorntreehome at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 16:28:51 UTC 2009


On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:12:27 +0100, MG posted:

> my fstab is now :
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information. #
> #  -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config -- #
> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> 
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> # Entry for /dev/sda1 :
> UUID=d053ecd0-1482-4cfc-8b34-1d821a41f843 / ext3
> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> # Entry for /dev/sda5 :
> UUID=8c6a2356-9c6b-4ef1-9b65-8e6edbf76120 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/scd0
> /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
>  none       /mnt/ramfs      tmpfs      defaults  0 0
> # Entry for /dev/sdc1 :
> /dev/sdc1    /media/External/usb1    vfat    rw,hard,intr    0       0 #
> Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
> /dev/sdb1    /media/External/usb2    ntfs-3g rw,hard,intr    0       0 #
> Entry for /dev/sdd1 :
> /dev/sdd1    /media/External/usb3    ntfs-3g rw,hard,intr    0       0
> 
> and still no difference no sign of drives in the folders help!
[...]

You don't mention that you issued an sudo mount -a after amending the
fstab. Fstab is read at boot time, just changing the fstab doesn't do
anything until you do something to cause those automounted filesystems to
actually be mounted, assuming that you first created the directories
(folders) you want to mount on in /media/. If you rebooted is another way
something should change, but in GNU/Linux we usually don't have to reboot,
just issue the correct command.





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