View Full Version : [ubuntu] help with fstab and new internal hard drive

November 18th, 2008, 03:39 AM

I just added a new internal HD to my ubuntu 8.04 machine. It has been partitioned and I am able to mount it manually using the following command:
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /media/backup

However that appears to be the only way to mount it.

I modified my /etc/fstab as follows:

/dev/sda1 /media/backup ext3 default 0 0 /media/Snap410 nfs defaults 0 0 /media/Snap4100 nfs defaults 0 0

When I startup the two nfs mounts automatically appear on my desktop but not the new one.

Also if I try the command: sudo mount /media/backup
I get the following error message:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

I am at loss to explain what I am doing wrong. You help would be appreciated.

-Dr Q

November 18th, 2008, 04:00 AM
There is a typo for the /dev/sda1 entry in /etc/fstab.

/dev/sda1 /media/backup ext3 defaults 0 0

November 18th, 2008, 08:17 AM
LOL. After staring at that line for so long, you would think I would have noticed the typo. Thank you so much.