Old disk quota detection error on Debian 6 Squeeze again

Hello again,
I encountered and resolved the error exactly as described on https://www.virtualmin.com/node/9867 except for one difference: My VPS is running version 6 of Debian.

Best regards,



Howdy -- I have a few questions for you --

  1. What symptoms did you receive -- was it saying that Quota Editing has been disabled?

  2. Can you confirm what you did to fix it -- are you saying you copied /etc/mtab onto /etc/fstab?

  3. Can you provide a copy of your original /etc/fstab, and the /etc/mtab that you used to fix it?


Regarding your questions:
1. Re-checking system configuration stated the well-known "The module could not find the mount point for your home directories filesystem /home. Quotas editing has been disabled." message.
2. Yes, as suggested by Joe and confirmed by chriswayg in the referred discussion I only copied /etc/mtab over /etc/fstab, started a re-check of the system configuration in Virtualmin again, and - just to be on the safe side - verified proper function after a reboot of the server.
3. The original file contents were pretty much the same as chriswayg's file contents.
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0

/dev/vzfs / reiserfs rw,usrquota,grpquota 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime 0 0

Best regards,

I just encountered the very same problem again on a new virtual machine running on Debian 6 which I freshly set up using the install script of Webmin v1.6 resp. Virtualmin v3.96.gpl. And again the very same approach solved the problem.