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Re: [opensuse] Screwed up big time
  • From: Donn Washburn <n5xwb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 07:23:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <486F67A5.6000102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Take a look into /etc/fstab and find the device (likely /dev/sdc1), "hwinfo --usb" or "mount" for it's mount point. Then edit /etc/fstab

add noauto to its EXAMPLE "/media/sdc1 ext3 noauto,acl 0 0"

That will stop it from hanging for it at boot. However, you will then need to mount it manually

It would be nice if there was a time out to prevent hanging.

On Friday 04 July 2008 12:27:14 am Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Bob S<911@xxxxxxxxxxx> [07-04-08 00:05]:
I have done a really dumb thing.

I plugged in my new USB hard drive, formatted it ext3 and created 4
partitions on it. Problem was that my 10.3 woulld not boot without it
being plugged in. I would have to reboot the machine after I plugged
it in to bring the OS up.

That was annoying to have it plugged in all of the time and have the
drive running uselessly. Here is the stupid part. I went into Yast
partitioner and deleted the partitions on the drive thinking I would
be able to reconfigure it somehow. Now it boots fine without the
drive being plugged in but the drive is no longer found when I do plug
it in.

I guess I have ruined it. Nothing on it to be seen, Any way to bring
this new drive back to life?
only if you promise to *never* do it again!

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