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June 21st, 2008, 09:56 AM
Hello there!

I just created a new partition on my hard drive, but I can't mount it permanently. Every time I reboot, it needs to be mounted again. How can I solve this problem?

June 21st, 2008, 10:02 AM
Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and post the output of the following command:

sudo cat /etc/fstab

I'm not quite confident in my ability to continue so I'll leave it there but it's a good starting point so someone else can help you :P

June 21st, 2008, 10:07 AM
It depends on what file system you have used as to how to make the necessary changes, can you do

sudo fdisk -l
sudo blkid

Post all outputs here please

@akiratheoni - you don't need sudo with that command :)

June 21st, 2008, 10:27 AM
the file system is ext2 (I picked a diferent file system, but I formated it with mkfs...)

/dev/sda3: UUID="06869d29-cf4d-45bf-9ce0-c579591dcda2" TYPE="ext2"

June 21st, 2008, 10:32 AM
I assume that the syntax is the same for ext2 as ext3 but can't be sure

Make a directory for it, change 'name' to suit you for directory name and change fstab to match.

sudo mkdir /media/name

Backup and edit fstab

sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.2106
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add lines to end of fstab

UUID=06869d29-cf4d-45bf-9ce0-c579591dcda2 /media/name ext2 defaults 0 2

save and close file
Run these to mount and check whether it has mounted

sudo mount -a

June 21st, 2008, 10:37 AM
thanks a lot! It worked :):)