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Thread: Ubuntu trying to mount non-existent drives at boot

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu trying to mount non-existent drives at boot

    I got my hard drive copied and the old one pulled today (many thanks to Rhizoid) but now I have two partitions on my 'Places' menu that no longer exist and Ubuntu tries to mount them at boot. I booted with the live cd and took a look at the current partitions with gparted - everything looks fine there. I can't remove them from my places list. when I try to click on them I get

    Code:
    mount:special device sdb2 does not exist
    Before I started all this I did make a backup copy of fstab, will replacing the current fstab with it cure this?

    thanks

    mystmaiden

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    Re: Ubuntu trying to mount non-existent drives at boot

    try looking into /etc/fstab

    sudo gedit /etc/fstab

    and remove the non-existent drives

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    Re: Ubuntu trying to mount non-existent drives at boot

    Thanks so much, that fixed it!

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