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Re: Fstab Problem

On 02/19/2017 04:37 AM, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
This will probably turn out to be a forehead slapping red faced problem,
but this used to work.

I Had a Debian v-8.x catastrophe and had to reinstall.  I have several
hard drives on the computer and, of course the installer only found

Here are the results of blkid:

comp@AbNormal:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for comp:
/dev/sdb1: UUID="d65867da-c658-4e35-928c-9dd2d6dd5742" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="007c1f16-34a4-438c-9d15-e3df601649ba" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda1: UUID="3a2e7e1d-3365-447b-85c5-f454a2f0b446" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="92727ce9-2cff-40f5-b6d0-e9580afdeef3" TYPE="swap"

I edited 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/sda1 during installation
UUID=3a2e7e1d-3365-447b-85c5-f454a2f0b446 /               ext4
errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=92727ce9-2cff-40f5-b6d0-e9580afdeef3 none            swap    sw
          0       0
/dev/sr0        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0

#UUID=d65867da-c658-4e35-928c-9dd2d6dd5742  /dev/sdb1 ext4
errors=remount-ro  0  1
#UUID=007c1f16-34a4-438c-9d15-e3df601649ba  /dev/sdb2 ext4
errors=remount-ro  0  1

I multi-boot and I like to keep things simple, including grub, I like a neat menu.lst and fstab too and I always keep these things backed up while installing a new system, this is the way I would do your fstab so I can edit sdb1 and sdb2, note no auto mount on sdb1 and sdb2, but you can now read and write.

/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sdb2 /mnt/sdb2 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users 0 0

If you use the above you will need to make two folders in /mnt named sdb1 and sdb2

What have I missed?

I don't think you missed anything, just didn't know what you where doing. :)

Thanks in advance.

Jimmy Johnson

Debian Sid/Testing - Plasma 5.8.4 - EXT4 at sda15
Registered Linux User #380263