Mount labels in fstab?

Frank Elsner Frank.Elsner at TU-Berlin.DE
Wed Jun 6 12:07:17 UTC 2007

On Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:44:47 +0100 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> When I went to do my F7 upgrade from FC6 at home I got a strange error,
> >> the system crapped out on the upgrade complaining about not having a
> >> label in /etc/fstab for one of my mount points (/dev/hdb2) even though
> >> that mount point is only for backups and isn't an integral part of the
> >> system.  What's the deal and why is this a requirement now?
> > 
> > See the section on labels in
> >
> I think I had a problem labelling the swap partition.
> Is this necessary?
> And if so, can it be done with swap on?

Not with "swapon" but with "mkswap".

>From "man mkswap":

|       -L label
|              Specify  a label, to allow swapon by label.  (Only for new style
|              swap areas.)

--Frank Elsner

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