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Re: [opensuse] fstab/partition Problem
On 15/12/11 03:35, Anton Aylward wrote:
Stephen P. Molnar said the following on 12/14/2011 11:01 AM:
I have just installed 12.1 on my 64bit AMD CPU Linux computer. The
machine has been in service for quite some time and has had previous
openSUSE distributions starting with 10.x. Consequently there are numb
of partitions that show up in the Yast/Partitioner/Available Storage (a
screen shot is attached) that are not in /etc/fstab. This is very
bothersome as I have information and programs that I can't access.

Through trial and error, a very dangerous thing for me to do as I am
neither a hardware nor an OS person - only a user, I have written a
script to mount the partitions. Running the script as su in my user
persona I can mount the partitions.

If I reopen Yast/Partitioner after running the script the mount points
are there.

My question is what do I do at this point that isn't going to corrupt
the system? Up to this point I have been aborting the Partitioner.
It will corrupt things if you tell it to.

Do you recall what you did in the progression of upgrades from 10.x to
the present?

I do.
The installer recognised existing partitions and file system.
You tell it what you think they should be called and where you think the
should be mounted and NOT TO REFORMAT THEM and it will build a new fstab
according to WHAT YOU TELL IT.

The way I read the OP there are 2 things he is 'asking' about: what to do when INSTALLING the operating system, and what to do now that he has it installed. You have answered his first query, namely, use the EDIT option to give a mount points to the partitions he talks about.

However, it is his second query which needs attention. Now that the system has been installed whatever partitions (above) he has have now to do be added MANUALLY to fstab. He now mounts the partitions using a script; he now needs to use the info already available in fstab for the other partitions and add the new partitions to fstab using the same info; reboot and the partitions will be mounted (without the script) and they will also now appear in YaST Partitioner as being mounted.

BC

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