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Re: unwanted mount



On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 14:18 +0200, Vassilios Kotoulas wrote:
> > > > I'm using FC4 with newest updates and gnome desktop. I have a partition
> > > > which I don't want to be mounted automatically. Here's the line of
> > > > my /etc/fstab:
> > > > 
> > > > /dev/hda3               /mnt/hda3               ext3    noauto,user     1 0
> > > > 
> > > > When I log in, the partition is mounted. When I unmount it it stays
> > > > umounted until I log out/log in again. Then it's mounted again.
> > > > Who mounts this partition at login and how can I turn it off?
> > > 
> > > It is mounted because it is added in /etc/fstab. Just delete/comment
> > > out the line and the partition wont mount on boot.
> > > 
> > This shouldn't be necessary - having the "noauto" flag set should stop
> > it being mounted. It is often useful to have entries in /etc/fstab for
> > things you only seldom mount.
> > 
> > Vassilios - during the boot process, do you see /dev/hda3 being mounted?
> > Or does it seem to be mounted (and unmounted) as you login and logout?
> 
> I made some experiments:
> a) booting into runlevel 3: not mounted
> b) booting into runlevel 5 but not logging in: not mounted
> c) logging in to gnome: mounted
> 
> After step b) I did a dmesg -c to see only what happens during c) 
> here's the result:
> 
> [willy kra:~] dmesg
> kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
> EXT3 FS on hda3, internal journal
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> SELinux: initialized (dev hda3, type ext3), uses xattr
> 
> Is kjournald the mounter? Is it because it is an ext3 partition? My
> other partitions are xfs.
> 
> regards
> vassilios
> 
> 

Vassilios,

No, kjournald handles the ext3 journal for the filesystem.  Most likely
the gnome-volume-manager is mounting the filesystem for you.  The fstab
'noauto' option stops it from being mounted at boot time.

Open the GConf editor then under desktop->gnome->volume_manager uncheck
automount_drives.  Maybe that will help.  It looks like this option is
all encompassing and may not be what you want if you use removable
drives.

Bob...




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