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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2009 07:14:49 -1000
From:      Clifton Royston <>
To:        Matias Surdi <>
Subject:   Re: Filesystem tunning
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On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:01:04PM +0100, Matias Surdi wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any way to avoid the system going to single user mode when a 
> secondary storage device cannot be mounted?.
> I mean, if all system filesystems are OK, how can set up a device with a 
> custom mount point so that when it's tried to mount at boot time and 
> fails doesn't cause the system to be in single user mode?
> I know that if in fstab I set the last parameter to "0" checking will 
> not be made at boot time, but instead what I want is the check to be 
> run, correct any automatically correctable error, and continue booting 
> anyway, despite the result of the check.Later a custom script will check 
> the filesystem and send a mail, for example.

Try this:

 Set to "noauto" in /etc/fstab, and add a custom script to run at the
end of the boot process to check and mount your special device if it's
OK, and do whatever additional processing you want if not.
  -- Clifton

    Clifton Royston  -- /
       President  - I and I Computing *
 Custom programming, network design, systems and network consulting services

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