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# 1  
Fstab for 2nd hdd, how to?

once again, mounting another volume or hdd the fstab-file is giving me a headache. May someone could give me a hint how to configure the fstab-file properly to use the hdd.
The following
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid

is giving me this

Thats the UUID for /dev/sdb1 with the name "save"

This is what it shows typing
 # fdisk -l

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1        2048 1953523711 1953521664 931,5G 8e Linux LVM

root@tractor4:/dev# blkid
/dev/sda5: UUID="ba5eb72f-bbf9-4737-82f2-0fd1551cab61" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="246b9537-05"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="save" UUID="6638df0e-22a9-4f70-9b77-93d40cbf9e5e" TYPE="ext2" PARTUUID="000f1893-01"
/dev/sda1: UUID="b321e7fe-1149-419c-a841-ce2ea705c477" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="246b9537-01"

Thats how the fstab-file looks like now.

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=b321e7fe-1149-419c-a841-ce2ea705c477 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=ba5eb72f-bbf9-4737-82f2-0fd1551cab61 none            swap    sw              0       0

So how to enter the /dev/sdb1?

<file system>   <mount point>       <type>    <options>  <dump> <pass>
/dev/sdb1              /usr          ext4      auto rw     0      1

Thanks in advance!!!
# 2  
Doesn't it work the way you pointed out in the last paragraph? What happens? And, what happens if you enter it like
UUID=6638df0e-22a9-4f70-9b77-93d40cbf9e5e	/usr	ext2	auto rw 	0	1

# 3  
You mayhap should make sure you enter the correct file system type
# 4  
new attempt, ext2 is the fliesystem, thats correct

I tried it like this, to mount it at boot. But this entry in fstab

# /dev/sdb1: LABEL="save"
UUID="6638df0e-22a9-4f70-9b77-93d40cbf9e5e        /dev/sdb1           ext2     auto        0       1

tells me that the special device is not available.

I have to translate this into english, the installation I made is not english.

Trying again, needing more coffee and chocolate, because its a riddle, that I still use an mp3-player bought back in 2009, that since then never caused any trouble plugging it in, on Ubuntu, BSD, Fedora and Debian. This tiny mp3-player and its software is made by a well known japanese OEM brand. So what is the riddle with that fstab to not recognize a OEM brand hdd. Last attempt threw me back to rescue mode. An unknown device, blinking initfs or ramfs, not even rebooting was accepted.

rethinking the mount point, as my fstab tells me root is at /, I typed into the fstab a mountpoint that is given by the command

in the /etc folder, but trying as root to mount just like this
 mount /dev/sdb1

once again I am told the special device is not there. Yep, very special.
So the root acts like this
root@tractor4:/etc# blkid
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="save" UUID="6638df0e-22a9-4f70-9b77-93d40cbf9e5e" TYPE="ext2" PARTUUID="000f1893-01"
/dev/sda1: UUID="e2255ef4-f184-402f-8d1b-19b3383ba3e3" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b5bb2799-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="5d503d09-71c0-4b00-8ed1-4b28239d4462" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="b5bb2799-05"

The fstab looks now like this

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' 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>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e2255ef4-f184-402f-8d1b-19b3383ba3e3 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=5d503d09-71c0-4b00-8ed1-4b28239d4462 none            swap    sw                0       0
# /sdb1 on /dev/sdb1
UUID="6638df0e-22a9-4f70-9b77-93d40cbf9e5e /dev/sdb1      ext2    auto,rw           0       1

I already tried default as an option, dump set to 2, it remains unreadable. So, if someone has got a better hint than wiki for fstab on unix-like systems, I would appreciate it.

Last edited by 1in10; 04-02-2016 at 11:38 PM.. Reason: a third attempt
# 5  
This is not what I asked you to try. You can't mount a device to itself.
This User Gave Thanks to RudiC For This Post:
# 6  
setting fstab options to defaults, no reply at all

May the moderator should move this thread to BSD, because it did not work at all an linux.
I set in on the mountpoint /dev/usr and after rebooting the boot-routine told me, that the second hdd was not unmounted correctly.
Systemd forced a fsck for the 2nd hdd and after not even half of the 2nd volume I was stuck on a black screen with a cursor.

On linux it did not work at all. I guess even trying to replace systemd is quite a task, not to disturb the runnig system. So on linux with systemd for the enthusiasts of their distro they may try the following commands one after another and have a look at it.

systemd-analyze blame 
systemd-analyze critical-chain 
systemd-analyze dot | dot -Tsvg > systemd.svg
systemd-analyze plot > bootplot.svg

So I am fighting my way through bsd where to mount that hdd properly in the fstab. Here is the actual output of my fstab on bsd.

# Device                Mountpoint            FStype        Options    Dump Pass
/dev/label/swap0.eli    none                swap        sw        0     0
procfs                    /proc                procfs        rw        0    0
linprocfs                /compat/linux/proc    linprocfs    rw        0    0

This is interesting, pluggin the hdd into the bsd machine it is recognized by gpart list, but not yet ready to be accessed. After
pkg install fusefs-ext4fuse

there are two entries in the drop down menu for the same device. As far as I know ext2 is the basic for cooperation between linux and bsd. So now I do not have the rights, because this device has been installed in another machine with another root and user. So what can I do? Something like

chmod -R 777 ada1

yes, I remember one user on this forum telling me, that this is not the magical sledgehammer, but I need the data of the disk, it is about some years of work. And since I am working on my own machine as a single user, whats the matter with that?

this is what
gpart list

tells me about the second hdd.
Geom name: ada1
modified: false
state: OK
fwheads: 16
fwsectors: 63
last: 1953525167
first: 63
entries: 4
scheme: MBR
1. Name: ada1s1
   Mediasize: 1000203091968 (932G)
   Sectorsize: 512
   Stripesize: 4096
   Stripeoffset: 0
   Mode: r0w0e0
   rawtype: 142
   length: 1000203091968
   offset: 1048576
   type: linux-lvm
   index: 1
   end: 1953523711
   start: 2048
1. Name: ada1
   Mediasize: 1000204886016 (932G)
   Sectorsize: 512
   Stripesize: 4096
   Stripeoffset: 0
   Mode: r0w0e0

So any hints to solve this problem? Many thanks in advance.

Last edited by 1in10; 04-06-2016 at 09:42 PM.. Reason: loader.conf on bsd
# 7  
on bsd 10 the loader.conf in /dev

My next attempt (on bsd 10) after searching loader.conf in /boot was to set there
two lines fore ext2fs and ext4fs. So my loader.conf now looks like this

# Run 'grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg' after making changes to this file
# Tune ZFS Arc Size - Change to adjust memory used for disk cache

The last line was recommended after reinstalling ext2fs.
By the way, my shell allways sets my last commands to zero after rebooting, how to change that?
The up above notice to run

'grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg' after making changes to this file

did result in nothing, saying that the command


was not found.
So what to do?

Every time I tried to mount the 2nd hdd, there appears the message, ain't got no rights to do so.
So installing the whole system again, at the point where you can add a disk, I did so, adding even a slice in the format ufs. But again, no rights to mount the volume.
As root in the termninal changing the fstab brings me even more trouble. Rebooting and I am hung in the recovery mode unable to comment the line out in the fstab. I guess this is due to sudo as a file in all that packages. Within the terminal I can modify the file, rebooting, sets me to nothing.
Reading about this, installing in /usr/ports etx2fs and ext4fs
which are already there. So the kernel-bakery was not necessary.
After that I moved on to

looking at

By the way, I set in the first two under
# Load File-System Support

May I should apply as well to
# Load Linux compat

I really don't know.

After that I had a look at

where the second hdd is listed as


. So it is there.
After that looking at


The last one is warning not to write anything into it, 'cause updating the whole thing will overwrite it again. So any changes should be done in /etc/rc.conf

And right here in

I see fstab. But I made this experience before, any changes to this file are leading to nothing. I guess the reason for this is an installed sudo (never mind on debian jessie you will have fakeroot, calif and sudo, so you may read all that complaints of apple users and sudo).
I once added a line to this fstab, and my day was done, hung up at reboot. Even changing file permissions to 775. So reinstall all that system again.
Now looking at gsmartcontrol, my 2nd disk is sound and safe, no bad blocks, it is just not accepted to mount it.

Reading now the freebsd manpage about gpart and another article, there is a hint to add a slice to the 2nd hdd, starting at 1MB, just to have another partition table other than mbr on it. I did so at reinstalling the sys, resulting in nothing again. So my next attempt would be to read the next days gpart and test it with an usb-stick, unless someone here has got another idea. To cut a long story short, is it a good idea to add a slice to the 2nd hdd, beside the mbr that is already there, just to gain access to it? Or how to copy the content and after that format it? And how to gain access to it? That is the crucial point.

Last edited by 1in10; 04-09-2016 at 09:03 PM.. Reason: setting it up again, starting all over again

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