Steve wrote: > > I'm still left with many questions that I think are not so easy to answer. > > What overwrote my fstab file in the first place? No idea > Why did it get overwritten without any notification? No idea. > Why did whatever overwrote it decide for me that my Windows > partition should be removed? It doesn't like Windows? :) > Why does mount report that a filesystem is of type fuseblk when > the type requested was ntfs-3g? If I remember correctly, NTFS-3G works in user space, and uses FUSE to do the mounting. > Why is there no mention of type fuseblk in the mount man page or > in the fstab man page?man mount? There should probable be a see also pointing to FUSE. But there doesn't seem to be a fuse man page. You may want to read the documentation in /usr/share/doc/fuse-2.7.4. > Why does mount report "permission denied" instead of something > like "bad type" when it gets an incorrect type? > The error message is most likely generated by the mount.fuse helper application. It really should be improved. I am used to seeing it when rpm is checking for free space, and it tries to read my fuse-mounted encrypted directory. It is possible to mount file systems using fuse that root cannot access. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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