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Mounting new partition on Fedora boot

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So far I have mixed feelings about Fedora. Good feelings come from the fact that it is a fully featured yet only Free Software distro, that it has some of the newest things like GNOME 2.16 and overall looks quite nice. However, bad things are slowness of yum, bad fonts in Firefox and the topic of this thread.

Fedora punishes me hard for trying to change mount a new partition automatically at boot, it freezes on boot.

First I tried adding a new partition to be mounted in fstab:

LABEL=/mnt/data             /mnt/data                   reiserfs    defaults        0 2

The label is correct. I later made sure the numbers are the same as I had it on Ubuntu (where it works), but it kept freezing on boot. Right now I just don't know the solution to this.

Then I thought ok, if it wont do it via fstab, I'll just put it in rc.local and mount it on boot this way (at least temporarily until I find the cause of the fstab problem)..

mount /dev/hda4 /mnt/data

That too caused the boot to freeze.

Considering how easy it is to do this on any other distros I've tried, I'm left wondering just what's wrong with Fedora?

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Mounting new partition on Fedora boot

I think the fstab entry should look like this

/dev/hda4 /mnt/data reiserfs defaults 0 2

I have been mounting partions during boot on FC5. I did not face any such problem.

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I'll have to try that.

I'll have to try that. Thanks, and welcome aboard Nuxified. Smiling

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libervisco, do you have

libervisco, do you have resiser compiled into the kernel.

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Yes, since I can mount a

Yes, since I can mount a reiserfs partition within FC.

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