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[ale] HAL fstab-sync help



Jeff Lightner wrote:
> Funny - I didn't notice it was "David" talking about HAL.  :-)
> 
> I can just hear the HAL daemon responding to the direct edit now:
> "Dave.  What are you doing Dave?"
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Cox,
> Danny
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:45 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] HAL fstab-sync help
> 
> David,
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> David Hamm
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:59 AM
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: [ale] HAL fstab-sync help
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have a Fedora Core 4 box I'm working with and no Xwindows.  I need to
> add a 
> disk to it and can't find docs on the web that make it easy.  Since it
> is 
> running haldaemon it requires use of fstab-sync.  Here's what I do when
> there 
> is no hal.
> 
> fdisk /dev/sd?
> mke2fs -j /dev/sd?
> mount /dev/sd? /my/directory
> 
> I'd like the disk to mount at boot time.  
> 
> Okay, I'll be naive here, and wonder aloud if you can't just modify
> /etc/fstab?  You can use the /dev/sd? or the LABEL=blah form (assuming
> you've labeled it), and off you go.  Kind of an end-run around
> haldaemon.  It won't touch lines it didn't add.
> 
> Danny
> 
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Reminds me of a bit by Cheech and Chong back in the 70's

Someone (Dave) is knocking on the door.
Who's there?
Dave
Dave? Dave's not here.
and so on....