[techtalk] fstab query.

Lighthouse Keeper in the Desert Sun ccovingt at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon Mar 6 11:02:42 EST 2000

/dev/hda3               /                       ext2    defaults       1 1
/dev/hda2               swap                    swap    defaults       0 0
/dev/hda1		/mnt/dosc		msdos	defaults      0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    sync,user,noauto,
unhide   0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,ro     0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults       0 0
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  mode=0622      0 0

So this is my fstab.  I want it to automount my win98 partition and have
my floppy drive read all formats.  However, in /mnt/dosc, when i ls, I get
the truncated names.  I tried having it mount it vfat, but it didn't give
any of the filenames that were longer.  (program files becomes progr~1 in
msdos and nonexistent in vfat)
also, it dislikes line 4 at boot.  (that's the line about /dev/fd0.)  I
have it as one line, but it goes beyond the edge of the screen.  It
doesn't *say* what's wrong with line 4 of fstab, either.  :P

So what have I done wrong?  How do I fix it?  (I read man mount and man
fstab.  Man, that stuff is in need of being less confusing.)


So they linked their hands and danced 'round in circles and in rows.
			-Loreena McKennitt



techtalk at linuxchix.org   http://www.linuxchix.org

More information about the Techtalk mailing list