Art Alexion on 21 Aug 2010 18:35:01 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] mounting filesystems.

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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] mounting filesystems.
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:34:56 -0400
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The benefit of uuid in fstab is that if you move drives during adding or removing drives they will continue to obey the previously defined mount points even if they change from, say, sdb to sda.

Art Alexion

On Aug 18, 2010 10:40 AM, "Joe Kisela" <> wrote:
> a couple suggestions, first, you can get the partititions list from:
> #cat /proc/partitions
> you can mount them anywhere you'd like, and specify how you'd like to mount
> them (with the "-o rw" parameter for read-write). i think that ntfs mounts
> read-only as default.
> If you want to make it easier on yourself, try editing /etc/fstab, the
> syntax is basically the same as mount, but usually there are good examples
> in there already.
> also, for FSM knows why, many distros have moved to using UUID's instead of
> /dev/sdX# . I personally hate this new convention, but thats religious at
> this point. If you want to use UUID's I'd try
> #blkid /dev/sda1
> or
> #ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
> George said:
> ----
> Then inspiration struck; here's the complete sequence:
> sudo fdisk -l [Thanks, Elizabeth !]
> mkdir /home/george/[filename]
> sudo mount /dev/[device] /home/george/[filename]
> The device name is gleaned from the results of the first step
> above.
> Now I can see all my files. I'm sure it's a permissions problem,
> as "sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt" keeps the device under root
> control, and I'm just a user.
> Would "sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt" have worked if I had created
> a mount point [filename] under /mnt with:
> mkdir /mnt/[filename]
> sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt/[filename]

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