[ubuntu-za] Problems with fstab

Paolo Gigante paolo.gigante.sa at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 20:33:49 UTC 2020


Not that it should cause a crash but are you sure its an ext4 filesystem on
that device?
If the mount command works, you may want to try 'mount -v' to see what
mount is actually doing. Once you have used the mount command to attach the
FS, does the entry look like in /proc/mounts

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 2:38 PM Bill Cairns <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:

> Boot is on the hard drive - sda1
>
>
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 at 15:30, Frans de waal <meesterarend at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Just a thought... What is the boot drive in the bios?
>>
>> On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 at 15:10, Bill Cairns <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello everybody,
>>>
>>> I am trying to run 20.04 with my OS on an SSD device and my home
>>> directory on my old hard drive.
>>>
>>> This mount command works perfectly:
>>> sudo mount UUID=b7092661-c008-4beb-9cdc-06c3dd036181 /home
>>>
>>> However, when I try to do the same thing in fstab -
>>> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
>>> #
>>> # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
>>> # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
>>> devices
>>> # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
>>> #
>>> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
>>> # / was on /dev/sdb2 during installation
>>> UUID=2e740efb-b15b-4bea-9ef8-a20dd7a87186 /         ext4
>>>  noatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
>>> # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
>>> UUID=1c5e43a0-097c-4d68-90df-e544497323dd none            swap    sw
>>>          0       0
>>> #
>>> # Home is on sda6. Added 2020-06-13
>>> #
>>> UUID=b7092661-c008-4beb-9cdc-06c3dd036181 /home ext4
>>> nodev,nosuid,relatime  0  2
>>>
>>> The system crashes rather badly and says 'You are now in emergency mode'
>>> or something equivalent. (And I have no idea how to do anything in
>>> emergency mode!)
>>>
>>> I have used the example in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
>>> (changing the UUID of course).
>>>
>>> I am sure that I am missing something very simple. Can anyone help
>>> please?
>>>
>>> Thanks, keep safe,
>>>
>>> Bill
>>>
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