Uh-oh ... sounds like this might be a problem because your filesystem should have an /etc/fstab
The graphical way to check if this file is present, is to use the Nautilus File Manager to navigate to your root filesystem's /etc
directory. (I apologize; I'm a total doofus for not remembering that you are using GNOME rather than KDE!)
your Dolphin File Manager (I'm assuming that you're running the KDE 4 version of PCLOS), whose icon resembles a blue filing cabinet, and navigate to the /etc directory. Click on the red "Root" folder, in the left-hand panel of Dolphin (it's labelled "Places" at the top of the panel), and then look for the folder labelled "etc" and single-click on it.
Scroll down and look for a text-file icon labelled "fstab". You should hopefully see something like this:
(Note: I don't have PCLOS GNOME Edition installed; this screenshot is from my CentOS 5.5 setup, which is the only GNOME desktop I currently have on my machine. PCLOS's version of GNOME will look slightly different).
The Terminal way of checking for fstab
goes like this:
1. Open up a Terminal / Konsole and type:
[david@localhost ~]$ cd /etc/
[david@localhost etc]$ ls
(That's a lower-case letter 'el' (not the number 1 or a capital I); the ls
command stands for 'list').
2. You'll see a fair amount of stuff scroll by; I'll cut-and-paste the relevant output:
fonts/ mozpluggerrc.default skel/
foomatic/ mplayer/ sound/
fstab mplayerplug-in.conf squid/
fstab~ mplayerplug-in.types ssh/
fstab.old mtab ssl/
gconf/ mtools.conf statetab
As a final check, are you sure that you're typing the command below exactly
as it appears?
[root@localhost david]# nano /etc/fstab
(Make certain that you type both forward slashes as well as just fstab
-- not .fstab
(i.e., no initial period or final period). The Terminal is very picky about input; it must be typed correctly or unexpected results could occur.
Last but not least, verify that you first acquired root privileges by issuing the "su" command and typing your password ... That pound sign (#) as the command prompt is your verification that you're logged in as the root user).
That command should return a file that looks something like this:
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=63f75e7a-ca71-43f9-b798-4f8c6983b47b / ext4 defaults 1 1
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=a2497eba-f580-463e-960f-ef99e6bf4be1 /home ext4 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda6 :
LABEL=SWAP swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0