[Techtalk] disk labels and external drives
mim at miriam-english.org
Tue Jun 29 03:09:06 UTC 2010
Miriam English wrote:
> So I might label a disk "text" and set up an fstab line like this:
> LABEL=text /mnt/text ext3 defaults 0 0
> Then after that I can refer to it using /mnt/text in all linux commands.
Except it doesn't work...
Anybody know why?
I created the appropriate directory /mnt/wd1
then entered a line in fstab
LABEL=wd1 /mnt/wd1 ext3 defaults 0 0
but when I tried to mount it
it returned the error:
mount: mounting LABEL=wd1 on /mnt/wd1 failed
Using blkid on the appropriate /dev address
/dev/sdb1: UUID="587c12bc-e5da-4a55-a40f-8a5d057e6020" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
It's not mounted, but blkid can see it, so I expect mount should be able
to see the label too. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.
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