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Re: [vox-tech] FSTAB Questions

On Tuesday 17 February 2004 10:25, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> hi bob,

Hi Pete.
> out of curiosity -- why did you reinstall?

My hard drive went bad.  In fact you were the one who said I needed a new hard 
drive.  So I installed Linux on the new hard drive.  Maybe "reinstall" was 
not the right word.

> and when you say "windows isn't being mounted", do you mean at boot?
> what happens when you type "mount /mnt/windows"?

Yes, it wasn't being mounted at boot.  I could mount Windows with the mount 

> it depends.  did you plug the new hard drive in IDE 4 slot A or slot B?
> if you put it in slot B, the drive spins at a faster rate and can
> prematurely burn out the motor.  a lot of people who complained about
> IBM deskstars crapping out early were guilty of using slot B.  since
> then, IBM has placed slot AB converters, so for modern deskstars, it
> doesn't matter.  if you own one of these things and it says "CHS"
> somewhere on the drive itself, you have an older model.

On this computer it's IDE 1 (I believe.)  And it was an IBM deskstar that 
burned out.  I checked the Vox-tech archives and learned that people were 
having problems with the IBM deskstar.  At Fry's there's an Hitachi Deskstar.  
But I bought a Maxtor at CompUSA after getting some information from Fry's 
employees that even I could figure out was bogus.

> i can't see why unless you do something like mounting /usr/local under
> /usr, you'd want to mount /usr first.  in your case, you prolly just
> want to mount / before anything else (as we all do).

I think man fstab says something about mounting order and fscking order.

 > so it looks good
> to me.


> bob, that field of fstab (field 4) is essentially options for mount.  so
> you can figure out what the options mean by doing "man mount".

Yeah I looked at that a little, which is why I had a feeling that "defaults" 
would not let me write to the Windows partition.  But I tried it anyway.
> > Should I copy the Mandrake entry into my SuSE system?
> no.  you should do what works.  i know that sounds like a cop-out
> answer, but it's the absolute truth.

Thanks for the input.

Stay warm back there.


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