fstab option to 'skip' a file system?

Glenn Dawson glenn at antimatter.net
Sun Jun 12 03:58:52 GMT 2005

At 08:16 PM 6/11/2005, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

>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?

in the options column in fstab specify noauto


>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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