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Im Using The Latest Version Of Red Hat Linux I believe kernel 126.96.36.199. I am an absolute newb to linux and have used windows my whole life and i hate it =) so im trying to convert. Linux is installed on a SCSI drive and i just installed an IDE Drive For Extra Storage. It has been partitioned as FAT32. when i go into konqueror /dev i see a like 300 hdX. starting with hda ending on hdt31 or something. i see hda1 but when i dclick i get a box that asks me what program i want to open this with. When I use A tool called Hardware Browser I can see the drive listed as /dev/hda hda1. i also see my SCSI Drive listed /dev/sda with 3 partitions sda1 sda2 and sda3 When I use User Mount Tool this is what i see
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
well, if it is the only ide hard drive then you should add in your /etc/fstab file the following line
/dev/hda1 vfat /mnt/harddrive defaults 0 0
then all you need to do is mount /mnt/harddrive, and from thereon it will mount on boot hope this helps
ok i tried adding the line like you showed me but it gave me a whole bunch of errors as i just typed it in like u did with no spaces or anything. i got a ton of errors on startup. so i tried again using spaces and entered
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hardrive vfat defaults 0 0. on boot up i get the error:
mounting local filesystems: mount: mount point /mnt/hardrive does not exsist. i looked in /mnt and there is nothing there. what do i do now?
so i see said the blind man as he stumbled OVER his wall =) Thanks you so much. even though it was a struggle i see how much more powerful that makes linux over windows in controlling your partitions. Thankyou everyone for your help =) time to play!!!