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September 23rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
I have this line in the /etc/fstab file on my Ubuntu Server (command line) box:

/dev/sdb1 /media/external ntfs-3g defaults,utf8 0 0

When I just casually power it on it will mount properly. If I issue this command, the mount is suddenly gone:

sudo shutdown now -r

If I then issue this command:

sudo mount -a

It mounts properly!

What's wrong? It's incredibly annoying, I use the box to play around and learn more about Ubuntu but this is kind of crippling my progress. I use the disk very often. :)

Here's the full /etc/fstab file:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=26fabc9d-85c3-49fb-887f-764394730841 / ext3 relatime,erro$
# /dev/sda5
UUID=244192d6-53df-4fe5-8d8d-284cbc118c12 none swap sw $
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/external ntfs-3g defaults,utf8 0 0
/var/www /home/korijn/www auto bind 0 0
/var/www/torrentflux/downloads /home/korijn/downloads auto bind 0 0
/media/external/Muziek /home/korijn/muziek auto bind 0 0

September 23rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
What is the question exactly ?

sudo shutdown now -rreboots your computer , and as part of rebooting, disks are unmounted.

Assuming the reboot was aborted, sudo mount -a re-mounts them.

September 24th, 2008, 07:23 AM
Well, if I reboot the disks are logically unmounted indeed, but they are not mounted again afterwards.

September 24th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Ah, so they do not automagically mount when booting or rebooting.

Try updating your fstab line:

/dev/sdb1 /media/external ntfs-3g auto,rw,utf8 0 0

auto = auto mount
rw = read and write access.