Subject: initialization order & permanently mounting USB drives?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Hartley <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2007 00:29:36
Although I suspect the answer is to add mount(8) commands to
/etc/rc.local, I'll ask anyways...
I'd like to mount multiple partitions on a USB drive at system
startup. If I add the appropriate entries to /etc/fstab, the order of
initialization appears to check /etc/fstab before the USB drive is
detected. Below is the contents of /etc/fstab:
# NetBSD /etc/fstab
# See /usr/share/examples/fstab/ for more examples.
/dev/sd0a / ffs rw 1 1
/dev/sd0b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sd0e /usr ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0f /var ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0g /home ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0b /tmp mfs rw,-s=263070
kernfs /kern kernfs rw
procfs /proc procfs rw,noauto
/dev/sd1k /mnt ffs rw 1 2
...where the desired USB drive partition is /dev/sd1k. Yet at boot, I
see the following at the end of the displayed dmesg:
Starting file system checks:
/dev/rsd0a: file system is clean; not checking
Can't open /dev/sd1k: Device not configured
CAN'T CHECK FILESYSTEM.
/dev/rsd1k: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck_ffs MANUALLY.
/dev/rsd0e: file system is clean; not checking
/dev/rsd0f: file system is clean; not checking
/dev/rsd0g: file system is clean; not checking
THE FOLLOWING FILE SYSTEM HAD AN UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY: ffs:
Automatic file system check failed; help!
Sep 9 23:12:01 init: '/bin/sh' on '/etc/rc' terminated abnormally,
going to single user mode
Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh: umass0 at uhub4 port 3
configuration 1 interface 0
umass0: Genesys Logic USB TO IDE, rev 2.00/0.33, addr 3
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus1 at umass0: 2 targets, 1 lun per target
sd1 at scsibus1 target 0 lun 0: <ST980821, 0A, 0811> disk fixed
sd1: fabricating a geometry
sd1: 76319 MB, 76219 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 156301488 sectors
Should I simply add the appropriate mount(8) commands to
/etc/rc.local, is there some place better, or is something else going
Thanks for any candor which can be shared.