Re: FC6 mount ntfs-3g problem.

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On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 18:22 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > 
> > I have an external USB drive permanently attached. If for some reason
> > it's turned off, the boot process will log some errors and continue.
> > This is my fstab line:
> > 
> > LABEL=/xtra     /xtra     ext3    defaults  1 2
> > 
> > Note that it's ext3. ntfs-3g via FUSE may complicate things, I don't
> > know.
> > 
> It could also be that my experience is out of date. I have not tried 
> this since I was bitten by it on a system I was troubleshooting. Or 
> it could be that using the LABEL=<label> form is more tolerant then 
> the <device> form. I guess I need to do some experimenting when I 
> have time.

The LABEL=<label> form is to guarantee that the correct device will be
mounted. /dev/<whatever> is unreliable for USB because devices can come
online in random order.


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