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HPG6 & symlinks... [SOLVED]
« on: June 16, 2017, 02:57:15 pm »
my brain fog is clearing a wee bit, so I am deciding to start my own thread instead of muddying up any further the symlink tutorial... lemme know if you'd prefer i delete my posts from that thread... the last thing you asked me was:

Sorry, What's the output from:
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ls -l ~/ | grep ">"

and my output is blank... or i'm not comprehending what you want in "v"   :-X
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 03:06:50 pm »
Can you link back to the other topic, because I can't remember why I asked for that output.
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 03:19:27 pm »
Well if
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ls -l ~/ | grep ">"outputs nothingg, you can't have any symlinks in your home folder :-\
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 03:38:49 pm »
Excellent, then i successfully deleted them...  now to undo the /mnt/mnt/mnt
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 06:00:04 pm »
what's the output from
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mount
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 07:23:25 pm »
what's the output from
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mount

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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 11:42:56 am »
Can we have the contents of your
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pluma /etc/fstab
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 05:14:45 pm »
Can we have the contents of your
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pluma /etc/fstab

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=69870d95-e9cd-4e01-823e-1e57c7463c76 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=7739ead9-4767-4af9-9ca3-d499e73f88c5 /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /mnt was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=b486b28d-15cf-477b-a90c-c68b3a58712d /mnt            ext4    defaults        0       2

# DATA partition /dev/sda5 is at /mnt/mnt ...
/dev/sda5   /mnt/mnt   ext4   noatime,defaults   0  0
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 05:22:58 pm »
Okay you can remove:-
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# DATA partition /dev/sda5 is at /mnt/mnt ...
/dev/sda5   /mnt/mnt   ext4   noatime,defaults   0  0
from fstab .. SAVE and reboot.

But beyond that...

a) I don't know why you have sda5 mounted at /mnt ? .. what's on sda5 ? .. if unsure, what's the output from:
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ls -a /mnt
and

b) I'm not 100% sure you want to do after undoing your earlier changes ?
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 05:36:15 pm »
well, i thought i was being all smart by naming it mnt... so now I've edited the fstab, thanks for gentle reminder, to be:
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=69870d95-e9cd-4e01-823e-1e57c7463c76 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=7739ead9-4767-4af9-9ca3-d499e73f88c5 /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2

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spence@hpG6 ~ $ ls -a /mnt
.  ..
spence@hpG6 ~ $

and yes, i did save a backup copy of the previous one...

currently nothing on SDA5 until I figure this out...





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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 05:44:11 pm »
guess I over-edited fstab... as my sda5 now shows as "a device" instead of a mounted partition.... guessing i need to add this back:
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# /mnt was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=b486b28d-15cf-477b-a90c-c68b3a58712d /mnt            ext4    defaults        0       2
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 05:47:55 pm »
What exactly is sda5 ?
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 06:01:19 pm »
it was the partition I cleared out to become the symlinked data partition, nothing there currently

more precisely it is currently the entire extended partition under sda3 ... as i ponder playing with other distros too... when my head is cleared and the heat has abated...
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Re: HPG6 & symlinks...
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 05:22:01 am »
Okay, so the purpose of this topic is to set up a DATA partition with symlinks right ?

Can you give us your
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