moving /home

Claude Jones claude_jones at
Sun Dec 4 17:17:39 UTC 2005

On Sun December 4 2005 10:58 am, Claude Jones wrote:
> On Sun December 4 2005 10:20 am, Paul F. Johnson wrote:
> > #LABEL=/home             /home                   ext3    defaults
> > 1 2
> > /dev/hdb1               /home                   ext3    defaults
> > 1 2
> >
> > (replace hdb1 with sda

I'm trying to understand the fstab man page, but I'm still not getting 
something. From man fstab:

"Instead  of  giving  the  device explicitly, one may indicate the (ext2 or 
xfs) filesystem that is to be mounted by its UUID or volume label (cf.  
e2label(8) or xfs_admin(8)), writing LABEL=<label> or  UUID=<uuid>,  e.g.,  
‘LABEL=Boot’  or ‘UUID=3e6be9de-8139-11d1-9106-a43f08d823a6’.   This  will  
make  the system more robust: adding or removing a SCSI disk
changes the disk device name but not the filesystem volume label."

>From this, if I'm getting it right, your first line is saying to look for an 
ext3 file system area to mount /home on - is that right? 
Assuming I'm right, I still don't understand how your second line replaces 
hdb1 with sda1 - what am I missing? I don't ever see sda1 mentioned - how is 
it found?

If the answers are self-evident, I apologize in advance - sometimes you have 
to ask dumb questions to get past one's own mental blocks ;-)

Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA

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