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Old 11-19-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
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how to edit fstab/mtab?


hello, I use agnula 1.2 (based on Debian).
The problem is my harddiscs are not presented in /mnt.
The cdrom and floppy are in /media (not in /mnt!!!???). They work fine.

But how can I enable my hda1,5,6 in /mnt to be able to mount it?

hda3 is reiserfs
hda1 is fat32
hda5 is fat32
hda6 is ntfs (read-only would be o.k.)
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:52 AM   #2
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I don't know if you have ntfs support for your kernel, but try the following:

Login as root and create a mountpoint for each partition (if they are not present already), using the command mkdir /mnt/hdax (x=1,5 or and 6).
Open /etc/fstab with an editor of your choice (e.g. pico /etc/fstab)

For each partition, create a new line with the following information:

Code:
/dev/hdax   /mnt/hdax  vfat(or ntfs)  defaults,umask=000 0 0
Then save and reboot. After reboot you should have the partitions mounted.

Good luck!
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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i opened fstab as root and aded the following line:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0.

This didnt work.



I have not done any moutpoints yet.
I am going to it today. thanks, this could be one important step.


I have another two questions:
- When I save mtab, the changes are disappeared after the next reboot. What is going on?

- what means umask=000?

thanks,
 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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mtab is generated and modified by the system. It's just a list of what filesystems are mounted, you don't need to edit it.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:21 AM   #5
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Quote:
I have not done any moutpoints yet.
Without mountpoints it will not work.
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what means umask=000?
Windows filesystems cannot deal with Linux permissions. To get access to those files, one needs to translate these permissions. Umask modifies the default permissions, e.g. umask=000 means no modification of default rights (comparable to chmod 777), whereas umask=002 is equivalent to chmod 775.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:16 AM   #6
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i did:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0

But the drive still is not displayed in /mnt.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 12:16 PM   #7
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hi,

you really should try ( as root ) : " #mkdir /mnt/hda5 ".

egag

Last edited by egag; 11-20-2004 at 12:18 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:17 AM   #8
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thanks a lot.
It works! its superb.

greets, c
 
  


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