From: The Derfer on
If I put another hard disk (an old boot disk with a /, /boot and
iother partitions) in a
box that already has an "sda" drive that it boots from (bootloader on
MBR), how
can I stop the OS from trying to automatically detect and (more
importantly) mount the
filesystems on sdb? I tried this recently in Oracle Enterprise Linux
and got kernel panics;
the system almost seemed to want to use the "/" partition on sdb
instead of sda,
and it complained about non-ext3 filesystems on sdb (which made sense,
they were xfs)
that it couldn't mount? How can I tell the system "Don't try to
mount anything on anything not
already listed in /etc/fstab"?