I also ask this question at howtoforge forum but until now no one has answered.If you'd like to read my question please visit it here. Update: Here's what happen to my fstab: Before the value was (I omitted the other): as system start, it mounts filesytems that aren'nt yet mounted.The remount functionality follows the standard way how the mount command works with options from fstab.It means the mount command doesn't read fstab (or mtab) only when a device and dir are fully specified.Specifically, these are the ext2, ext3, and ext4 filesystems that are common as root filesystems in Linux.The main difference between ext2 and ext3 is that ext3 has journaling which helps protect it from errors when the system crashes.FYI use the existing folders /mnt/mydata or possibly/var/mydata its what they're for. For those lazy and cautious ones who want to use a simple and self-explanatory GUI there is a tool called Storage Device Manager (pysdm).It should be noted that the /dev/hda2 in the example above can be replaced by the uuid of the device. The tutorial here will do basically the same as other answers in this thread suggest to do, but the tool will accomplish it with a couple of clicks and no need to enter configurations manually into fstab config file.
This is a security-hardened server, so the issues I'm seeing may be SElinux-related or a result of the bind mounts, or maybe even the presence of negated options (noexec versus exec)...I am using ISPConfig 3 with the help of the tutorial from howtoforge.But due to removing/deleting of some account, the configuration of fstab and mtab messed up.Following from the syntax you gave, the new entry should be No it should be /dev/sdb1 if it is the only partition on the disk.you can check with "sudo fdisk -l" this will show you the disk /dev/sdb and then its partitions so /dev/sdb1 will be your ext4, and the mount point would be "/mydata" which would mean it was a folder that already exists on the root of the drive called mydata.