[arch-general] After the recent linux kernel update booting fails if usb disks are present in /etc/fstab

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 13:49:17 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Mauro Santos <registo.mailling at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 06-06-2011 13:58, Yaro Kasear wrote:
> > There's no reason to ever, ever, put USB drives in the fstab. Look at the
> top
> > of the fstab file, it reads "static file system information." Unless
> you're
> > guaranteed to have your thumbdrive plugged into your computer 24/7 and
> never
> > remove it, it doesn't really belong in there, use consolekit or whatever
> > SC or GNOME use. Use pmount, whatever.
> What if you are booting from usb into a system with gui capabilities and
> all rescue/work/whatever tools you might need?
In this case, the fstab entries would look more like they would "normally",
and less like they would for an external hardrive, the fstab on the machine
you're booting from wouldn't be read at all.

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