[mythtv-users] Near the end of Jarod HOWTO with partition problem
Maarten van den Berg
mythtv at ultratux.org
Sat Mar 20 02:56:24 EST 2004
On Saturday 20 March 2004 04:25, Matthew Bair wrote:
> [sorry, mistakenly sent last email unfinished.]
> This isn't Mythtv-related, but has everything to do with my being a
> Linux newbie...at least as far as fdisk, partitions, and LVM go. I
> followed Jarod's HOWTO with success up till I try to run the mtyhbackend
> and it fails due to...my /video mount is not present!
Here ya go... manual mount:
mount /dev/hda5 /var/video
You can verify with the command df if it did what it supposed to.
This will not work if you didn't format it, but not to worry; mount will tell
you about that (or other errors).
Automatic mount works through fstab, so let's skip to that...
> # cat /etc/fstab
> LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
> LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
> None /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
> None /proc proc defaults 0 0
> None /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
> /dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
Without changing the other lines, add a line that reads:
/dev/hda5 /var/video xfs defaults 1 2
This will mount your partition automatically at boot.
Note that I have no XFS experience, I'm a reiserfs guy.
But this shouldn't make a difference.
> For all my reading, I can't determine what is wrong i.e. what to fix.
> The original Fedora install app provided me the opportunity to create a
> "fourth" partition mounted to /video that would take the remaining
> space. But although I can see /dev/hda5, I can't add an entry to
> /etc/fstab that allows me to 'mount /video'. Also note that I did
> reformat hda5 to XFS.
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