install corrupts existing ext3 multi-boot partitions

John Reiser jreiser at
Mon Oct 25 18:33:46 UTC 2004

David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 09:07 -0700, Steve G wrote:
>>I don't know if the old partitions still get included in fstab by default. I
>>changed what I'm doing to avoid the problem. I want to think some changes were
>>made in hal that helps the problem.
> Actually fstab-sync/hal (still) adds the /etc/fstab entries but note
> that they are added with the 'noauto' option - e.g. they wont get
> mounted at boot time.

Under FC3test3 with hal-0.4.0-5, I see /etc/fstab with
   /dev/hda13  /media/idedisk2  ext3  pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed  0 0
but /dev/hda13 _does_ get mounted as /media/idedisk2, and 'df' shows it.
So is this a bug with 'noauto'?

I have entered two bugzilla reports related to this situation:


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