fstab option to 'skip' a file system?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Sun Jun 12 03:16:36 GMT 2005

Is there an option that I can add to fstab (or some way of doing it?) 
that, when a server reboots, it will 'ignore' that file system, but I can 
still do a 'mount /fs' after the fact?

I have remote servers that I'd like to manually fsck one of the file 
systems after it comes up, but I don't have a serial console enabled on 
them (yet!) ... so, i'd like it to ignore that one file system on reboot, 
but still have it listed in /etc/fstab ...

Setting 'passno' to 0, I believe, will cause it to fail to boot due to an 
unclean file system, so that doesn't appear to be an option ...

Is that possible?

Thanks ...
Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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