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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:43:39 -0900
From:      Mel <>
Cc:        Matias Surdi <>, Clifton Royston <>
Subject:   Re: Filesystem tunning
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On Wednesday 21 January 2009 08:14:49 Clifton Royston wrote:
> 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

It would be nice if the mount_nfs -b flag would be 'universally' supported, so 
that removable devices can be mounted pending on presence.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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