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

Claire Robinson eeeemail at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:34:10 CET 2012

On 29/11/12 19:01, TJ wrote:
> 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.
> TJ

Just to add another $.02

mga2 -> mga3 upgrade is now possible with the installer dvds, since
Mageia 3 alpha 3. It is not yet possible with urpmi, an update will be
needed for mga2 first to handle the /usr move. It might be something you
would like to help test though. VM's or a spare partition are useful for

Claire (MrsB)

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