noauto option ignored in /etc/fstab?

Josef Wolf jw at raven.inka.de
Fri Dec 1 10:36:02 UTC 2017


On Fri, Dec 01, 2017 at 05:12:58AM -0500, Tom H wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 2:50 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:
> >
> > I have the following line in /etc/fstab:
> >
> > UUID=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX /boot ext4 noauto,relatime 0 2
> >
> > The noauto option should prevent the fs to be mounted during boot.
> >
> > That worked great in every distro I have touched in the last 20 years.
> >
> > But since I reinstalled this box with 16.04 LTS, this FS is mounted during
> > boot.
> >
> > Any ideas what causes this FS to be mounted during boot?
> 
> Is this an EFI system?
> 
> If it is, you'll have to set "/boot/efi" as "noauto" too.

Before the reinstall, I had 14.04 with EFI and everything worked fine.

The the disk failed. I reinstalled 16.04 WITHOUT EFI.

Thus, no. There's no /boot/efi anymore on this system.

-- 
Josef Wolf
jw at raven.inka.de



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