View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu complain about a fstab entry during the boot process....

November 15th, 2009, 07:00 AM

When I turn on my laptop I get an error message complaining about the fact that Linux can not mount one of the entries in the /etc/fstab (but system boot and work properly)
Following snippet shows my fstab content and as far as I can say all of them are valid because I can use /home, /opt, / and the swap space. other entries are commented as you can see in the code.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=23caec3b-2cf8-4824-ac78-f36480daf57b / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=40b97400-9a1b-48e8-aba5-23fa82a2d569 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# /opt was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=a06750df-2464-41c4-b689-aa819074ad0f /opt ext3 relatime 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=f7cbe24a-0f99-41a8-8cd7-31ca009d9dad none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
#UUID=0E842FDA3AD44253 /media/Archive ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
#/dev/sdb1 /media/Personal ext3 relatime 0 2

#Musics, uncomment when away from external disk

#UUID=64b6db3e-3abc-4bff-805e-f73adefa0aa8 /media/Personal ext3 relatime 0 2

Do you see any abnormality in the code?


November 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
No, I don't. But I checked my fstab because of your post and guess what:

It looks similar! The partition were my system is running on also says "errors=remount-ro" but works like a charm.

Beats me...

November 15th, 2009, 09:46 AM
check your disk

sudo fdisk -l

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
and compare with your fstab

November 16th, 2009, 10:48 AM
errors=continue / errors=remount-ro / errors=panic Define the behaviour when an error is encountered. (Either ignore errors and just mark the file system erroneous and continue, or remount the file system read-only, or panic and halt the system.) The default is set in the filesystem superblock, and can be changed using tune2fs (http://linux.die.net/man/8/tune2fs)

http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount (http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount)