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From: Mateusz Mierzwinski <mateuszmierzwinski@××.pl>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Mounting /dev/sdaX on boot does not work
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:37:17
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Mounting /dev/sdaX on boot does not work by Joseph
1 Joseph pisze:
2 > On 01/30/08 12:40, Pavel Sanda wrote:
3 >> hi,
4 >>
5 >> i have external hard drive connected through usb. i put the following
6 >> line into /etc/fstab
7 >> /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb ext3 user,auto,exec 0 0
8 >
9 > shouldn't that be: "users" instead of "user"
10 >
11 > Plug the exter. HD into USB and post the last several line of "dmesg"
12 > What does it say?
13 >
14 You should verify is Your instalation (grub or lilo) configured to boot
15 from SD* device (if you run natively from bios that allows boot from usb
16 drive) or You must compile in your kernel drivers to USB Storage. If You
17 use GenKernel, that drivers are in INITRD! It cannot be loaded as module
18 - must be compiled into kernel. If You have such configuration, try to
19 check your filesystem and MBR (Master Boot Record) for read errors. Some
20 USB devices also cannot boot from USB, but i think that is a problem of
21 Pendrives only. PS: I have gentoo on external drive, that boot correctly
22 from bios.
24 Mateusz M.
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