Partition stopped automounting (SOLVED)

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Partition stopped automounting (SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:14 pm

Subject edited from Patition
I changed my fstab file a week ago to mount my Fat32 partition at boot. The file is as follows:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sdb7
UUID=e9dc8018-b892-4283-9f78-0a6673e7265d / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sdb12
UUID=4a817da9-7ac0-4aa5-9467-fe31aeccc573 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda6
UUID=b1521d96-371b-4760-8f08-353bf63bceec none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
dev/sdb9 /media/disk vfat umask=0,user,auto,exec 0 0

Today I have been changing some of the settings in Compiz and suddenly the partition is not mounting.
Can anyone help please?

Edit: I think this has something to do with an update which came up today as follows:
Upgraded the following packages:
startupmanager (1.9.10-2) to 1.9.11-1~hardy1
tzdata (2008c-1ubuntu0.8.04) to 2008e-1ubuntu0.8.04

I have tried to mount the volume manually and the error message is Cannot mount the volume mount point/media/disk does not exist.

How can I replace the upgraded packages to check if this is the problem?
Last edited by Fornhamfred on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
Fornhamfred
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:38 pm
Location: Suffolk UK

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Fred on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:51 pm

Fornhamfred,

First, the last line in your fstab file. You need to change it a bit. Fix it as shown below:

/dev/sdb9 /media/disk vfat umask=0,defaults 0 2

Do you have a folder in your /media folder called disk ? If not make one.

sudo mkdir /media/disk

Reboot and see if that doesn't work better. :-)

Fred
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on the menu. Liberty is an armed lamb protesting the electoral outcome. A Republic negates the need for an armed protest.
User avatar
Fred
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3356
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:59 am
Location: NC USA

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:12 pm

Thanks Fred,

The file does exist and having changed the line in fstab the volume is again mounting at boot.

Are you able to explain why this change occurred as the disk was mounting OK before this evening?
Fornhamfred
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:38 pm
Location: Suffolk UK

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Fred on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:45 pm

Fornhamfred,

Well... It didn't work because it wasn't suppose to. What I can't explain is why it worked to begin with. lol :-)

Is it possible that you accidentally deleted the leading / somehow?

Fred
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on the menu. Liberty is an armed lamb protesting the electoral outcome. A Republic negates the need for an armed protest.
User avatar
Fred
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3356
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:59 am
Location: NC USA

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Cubby on Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:38 pm

Patitions to suppositories, and yes, I admit, many's the time I used the word 'suppositories' when asking for LINUX help concerning repositories. Sorry, just had a good belly laugh over the title of this post. I couldn't resist.
Carry on good folks, that be Fred,...and Fred
:wink:
Cubby
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:05 am
Location: Arkansas

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Fred on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:34 am

Cubby,

Yes,, :-)

One of my favorite sayings is, "What I said is not what I meant." Of course, I have many excuses for the mistakes my keyboard makes. :-)

Fred
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on the menu. Liberty is an armed lamb protesting the electoral outcome. A Republic negates the need for an armed protest.
User avatar
Fred
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3356
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:59 am
Location: NC USA

Re: Patition stopped automounting

Postby Fornhamfred on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:35 am

Fred

The laughs on me for not checking the spelling.

I did notice the missing \ and tried that but no joy, before making the amendment you suggested.

Thanks for your help and it's good to make someone laugh for a change
Fornhamfred
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:38 pm
Location: Suffolk UK

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: andrejfavia, gsagostinho, MintCorpse, niowluka and 18 guests