[CentOS] Mount USB disk at startup?

Jobst Schmalenbach jobst at barrett.com.au
Thu Feb 11 00:26:53 UTC 2010


There is a kernel option you can give to solve
this problem, in /boot/grub/grub.con add to the end
of the kernel line:

 rootdelay Xs

where x is the amounty of time to wait before
/root is mounted, however this is valid for
everything else as well.

play with X until you get it right.

Jobst



On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 02:15:25PM +0100, Mogens Kjaer (mk at crc.dk) wrote:
> I have a CentOS 5 machine with an external 500G USB disk,
> formatted with JFS.
> 
> How do I get this to mount automatically at boot time?
> 
> If I add to /etc/fstab:
> 
> /dev/sdb1 /var/video jfs defaults 1 2
> 
> fsck.jfs complains at boot time:
> 
> Error: Cannot open device /dev/sdb1
> 
> Usage: fsck.jfs ...
> 
> ...
> 
> Give root password for maintenance
> ...
> 
> If I log in with the root password, /dev/sdb1
> is present, and I can run
> 
> fsck.jfs -f /dev/sdb1
> 
> without problems. After ctrl-D it reboots, and gives
> the above error again.
> 
> I have to log in as root, remount,rw / and remove
> the /dev/sdb1 line from /etc/fstab to get it to boot.
> 
> The problem is not related to JFS; it occurs with
> an external ext3 file system as well.
> 
> How do I mount /dev/sdb1 automatically at boot?
> 
> Mogens
> 
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