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    Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    Could anybody kindly help me with this curious problem? I have two external usb drives specified in /etc/fstab my Kubuntu 9.04 system, viz:

    # External ext3 250 GB USB drive mounted as ext3backup
    UUID=0e6fb1ec-8847-4214-8834-1de48a9fb37a /media/ext3backup ext3 user 1 0
    # External ext3 120 GB USB drive mounted as ext3backup2
    UUID=485f3260-d7be-4765-ae0d-43c5d9226546 /media/ext3backup2 ext3 user 1 0

    I have been using this for c. 1 year, and the drives mounted automatically at boot (and through several versions of Ubuntu and/or Kubuntu). However, the drives are no longer automatically mounted (the UUIDs are still correct, I have checked), but I can mount them using partitionmanager. I am not entirely sure whether this broke when I moved to Kubuntu 9.04 (a fresh install) or shortly before.

    Could anyone help solve this mystery (mounting manually is a chore, and if I forget to do it by backup system to these disks can't run)?

    With thanks!
    Aridus

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    Re: Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    Can you run this command and post back the errors it prints?
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    sudo mount -a

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    Re: Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    Ran sudo mount -a before drives are mounted, and there is no output.
    Aridus

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    Re: Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by aridus View Post
    Ran sudo mount -a before drives are mounted, and there is no output.

    Did you cd into the mount point to see if they were mounted after that?

    Bill
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    Re: Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    Sorry, should have said: yes, after running sudo mount -a the drives are mounted and I can access the files.
    Aridus

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    Re: Drive in /etc/fstab not mounting

    I might be wrong but shouldn't "auto" be added as an option to each line in order to have the drives automounted on each boot?

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