Melodie thank you for trying but the fstab in your link looks nothing like the one created by PCLOS so it just doesn't help. Old-polack tha same with your example. Nothing like what I have and I don't know how to use what you are telling me to make an entry in my fstab.
My fstab looks like this:
# Entry for /dev/sda1 : What I need to know is what part of the info from the UUID list I got I use in fstab. The line in question is: "lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-12-15 11:12 10b0574a-68b8-4db9-944c-dec2acd94234 -> ../../sda6" To me it looks nothing like what I have. is it "10b0574a-68b8-4db9-944c-dec2acd94234" or is it "10b0574a-68b8-4db9-944c-dec2acd94234 /home/ray ext3" What would the defaults be.
UUID=f2dce048-1e83-4037-8676-777bfa33a47f / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda8 :
UUID=87e98540-06e9-4deb-9c38-e578d643f139 /tmp ext2 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda7 :
UUID=565c5028-8577-45e7-ac4c-8b5a4aa6c929 /usr ext2 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=ce5c8e16-d689-4702-b8bf-5241d45c3b7e swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
In the first field in a line in /etc/fstab you specify the device you want to mount. You can do so in three different ways. You can simply use:
or you can use the UUID number:
or, if you've given the partition a label you could use
All three alternatives work equally well, but /dev/sda6 may change if you move, add or remove partitions, while the UUID number remains the same unless you reformat the partition. The most practical alternative is the third one: labelling the partition and using the label.
The second field in an fstab line specifies where the above device should be mounted, its mountpoint. The mountpoint is an ordinary (preferably empty) directory but it must exist, so you have to create it if it doesn't. If you mount your partition on /home it will of course replace your present /home, but it won't empty it. All the data in your present /home directory will remain on your drive, but it will become invisible.
The third field specifies the filesystem on the partition.
The fourth field gives options for how and by whom the partition can be mounted. To start with you can use the single word "defaults" here. Then you can post back and tell us more about how you want it to be mounted.
The fifth field is only important for certain kinds of backups and the sixth field should be 1 for your root partition, 2 for other partitions that you periodically want to run fsck on at boot, and 0 for partitions that you don't want to be checked automatically.
Edit: Old-Polack was of course faster but I posted anyway as I think I added some possibly interesting details.