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Messed up fstab [Solved]

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Re: Messed up fstab

#11 Post by Adrian » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:44 am

sudo not really needed.
Why do you persist in presenting incorrect info? Sudo is needed if you want complete info, like I clearly showed before "blkid" lists 8 partitions on my system while "sudo blkid" lists 10. For example the blkid doesn't list some "Microsoft reserved partition".

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Re: Messed up fstab

#12 Post by ChrisUK » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:56 am

Adrian wrote:
sudo not really needed.
Why do you persist in presenting incorrect info? Sudo is needed if you want complete info, like I clearly showed before "blkid" lists 8 partitions on my system while "sudo blkid" lists 10. For example the blkid doesn't list some "Microsoft reserved partition".

To "persist" is to "continue"... that was my first post on the subject, and I neither referred to you nor quoted you. I merely posted a different command that provides more info without the need for root privileges.

Not too pleased about the tone of your reply... I won't post in this forum again.
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Re: Messed up fstab

#13 Post by richb » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Working on editing fstab to get things correctly defined. Not successful yet, so will keep thread open and not add solved yet.

Let's keep the discussion at a calm level. I have the information I need.
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Re: Messed up fstab

#14 Post by richb » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:34 pm

I am not seeing something. The following entry gets me to the login screen but the screen cycles back after entering password. The UUID matches what blkid reports.

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#Entry for /dev/sdc2 ;
UUID=e4e28545-996e-40a4-bc8c-5bde2d211d44  /dev/sda2	ext4	exec,users	0	0
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Re: Messed up fstab

#15 Post by Adrian » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:36 pm

I am not seeing something. The following entry gets me to the login screen but the screen cycles back after entering password.
That's usually a sign that the /home is not mounted.

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Re: Messed up fstab

#16 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:37 pm

richb wrote:I am not seeing something. The following entry gets me to the login screen but the screen cycles back after entering password. The UUID matches what blkid reports.

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#Entry for /dev/sdc2 ;
UUID=e4e28545-996e-40a4-bc8c-5bde2d211d44  /dev/sda2	ext4	exec,users	0	0

is sdc2 your home folder.

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#Entry for /dev/sdc2 ;
UUID=e4e28545-996e-40a4-bc8c-5bde2d211d44  /home	ext4	exec,users	0	0
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Re: Messed up fstab

#17 Post by richb » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 pm

Adrian wrote:
I am not seeing something. The following entry gets me to the login screen but the screen cycles back after entering password.
That's usually a sign that the /home is not mounted.
Yes, i had a noauto in there, but removed it thinking I was home free (pun intended). but still recycles. Not sure why it is not mounting. Should the target be /home instead of /dev/sdc2? I thought I tried that but have made so many trials I am not sure the noauto was removed at that time. I guess I need trial number 15.
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Re: Messed up fstab

#18 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 pm

richb wrote:
Adrian wrote:
I am not seeing something. The following entry gets me to the login screen but the screen cycles back after entering password.
That's usually a sign that the /home is not mounted.
Yes, i had a noauto in there, but removed it thinking I was home free (pun intended). but still recycles. Not sure why it is not mounting. Should the target be /home instead of /dev/sdc2? I thought I tried that but have made so many trials I am not sure the noauto was removed at that time. I guess I need trial number 15.
yes, mount point is /home. you don't need the /dev/sdc2 because you already have the UUID info in there. See my post above yours.
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Re: Messed up fstab

#19 Post by richb » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:06 pm

Finally straightened out. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Messed up fstab [Solved]

#20 Post by richb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:53 am

Posting just as an interest item.

While I was able to get to the desktop and everything appeared to be normal, I could only run dropbox daemon as root. Took me awhile with some Googling but finally found that "user" was in the /home line which has "noexec" implied. So any executables in /home, including bash files would not run. dropboxd is an executable bash file.
I kept messing with permissions on the file to novail because that "user" entry superseded any permissions I set on the file.
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