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Permanently unmount network drive

Posted on 2014-01-22
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Hi,
I want to stop a mounted network drive from mounting on next reboot.
I'm assuming I simply need to edit /etc/fstab to remove the line referencing this file system, is that right?
I have opened fstab in vi and it is like this:

-e proc /proc    proc    defaults         0          0
/dev/sdb1 /store ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sdc1 /store2 ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

I want to remove sdb1 (as the server will not reboot when this network drive is not available)

Many thanks!
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Just prepend that line with a # sign...
# /dev/sdb1 /store ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

That rems it out but leaves you the option of adding it back in later, assuming you don't want to try the 'noauto' option (say, between defaults and errors).
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Great - thanks very much for the hyper speed reply!
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by:Darr247
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If you used
/dev/sdb1 /store ext3 defaults,noauto,errors=remount-ro 0 1

then you would have to manually run
# mount /dev/sdb1
for it to mount using the options in /etc/fstab
(i.e. running
# mount -a or
$ sudo mount -a
would NOT make /dev/sdb1 mount, as long as noauto is in its option list.)
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