[Mageia-discuss] How to mount NTFS partitions at boot?

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:01:54 CET 2012

On 11/29/2012 01:40 PM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> Al 29/11/12 18:28, En/na Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
> unt" lists virtual partitions (dev, usb, etc.) a bazillion times? (it also showed a vfat partition mounted twice).
>> And now I realized that every normal partition (with the exception of /) is mounted 3 times, e.g.
>> $ mount | grep '/home '
>> /dev/sda8 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime)
>> /dev/sda8 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime,commit=600)
>> /dev/sda8 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime,commit=0)
>> /dev/sda8 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime,commit=0)
>> this doesn't sound right.
> It turns out that during the semi-failed upgrade from mandriva, the post scriplet from util-linux didn't run, so /etc/mtab wasn't a simlink to /proc/mounts
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=655571
> I don't know if this also explains the problem of the ntfs partitions or not.
> Bye
I don't have the knowledge to answer your question, but I just want to 
add my $.02.

Reading of head-scratching problems like this are the reason that, in 
nearly 11 years of using Linux, I never "upgrade" to a new release. I 
always do clean installs, with the exception of telling the installer to 
leave my /home partition alone. Believe me, I understand the desire to 
go the upgrade path, and I know the developers work very hard to make it 
possible, but the risk of problems is just too high for me. Clean 
installs have almost always worked for me first time, every time.


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