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YaST Partioner does not mount new partitions with the specified fstab-options

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


After you created a new partition using

Yast -> System -> Partitioner -> Create -> Fstab Options

and set filesystem options, that should be used for this partition, those are written to /etc/fstab but not used unless a remount or reboot of the system.
After the reboot the options you set are used in a correct way.


After you finished the partitioning and left YaST invoke a
mount -o remount
e.g. mount -o remount /dev/sda6

Now the file system options are used in the way you specified it.

YaST itself is not able to track all the various mount options for each file system at the moment and
just writes the information into /etc/fstab.
The remount option rereads /etc/fstab and sets the mount option in the way you specified.

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  • Document ID:3706424
  • Creation Date: 19-Jun-2007
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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