noauto option ignored in /etc/fstab?

Josef Wolf jw at
Mon Dec 4 20:06:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 05:29:33PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> > The the disk failed. I reinstalled 16.04 WITHOUT EFI.
> >
> > Thus, no. There's no /boot/efi anymore on this system.
> No no no -- hang on -- that is not how this works.
> EFI is the type of system firmware. It is the modern replacement for a
> BIOS. Either your motherboard has EFI or it does not. It has nothing
> to do with installation options. What you are saying is like saying "I
> reinstalled without PS/2 support and the little round socket on the
> back disappeared". It doesn't work like that.

Well, the Efi firmware might be there. But there's no /boot/efi partition
anymore. Therefore the mount of the /boot partition can't be forced by the
/boot/efi partition.

Josef Wolf
jw at

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