Hi I have 3 NTFS drives; hda2, hde1 and hdf1 respectively. I can easily mount them by doing mount /dev/hdxyz, as is standard practice in Linux. However I want these disks to be made permenanntly avaiable on my system - That is to say when i clicck on an icon for them they arre automatically mounted and I can use them at my leisure.
How can Ii achieve this? It is oone last detail I have been leaving in my Gentoo install, until everything else is done. But i would vey much like to get it resolve.
Can anyone possibly help on this?
My fstab file llooks as follows:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/fstab,v 1.13 2003/07/17 19:55:18 azarah Exp $
# noatime turns off atimes for increased performance (atimes normally aren't
# needed; notail increases performance of ReiserFS (at the expense of storage
# efficiency). It's safe to drop the noatime options if you want and to
# switch between notail and tail freely.
# <fs> <mountpoint> <type> <opts> <dump/pass>
# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
/dev/discs/disc1/part2 /boot ext3 noauto,noatime 1 1
/dev/discs/disc1/part4 / ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/discs/disc1/part3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0
# NOTE: The next line is critical for boot!
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# glibc 2.2 and above expects tmpfs to be mounted at /dev/shm for
# POSIX shared memory (shm_open, shm_unlink).
# (tmpfs is a dynamically expandable/shrinkable ramdisk, and will
# use almost no memory if not populated with files)
# Adding the following line to /etc/fstab should take care of this:
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
I know some people will say that the format of the layout of my disks is wrong and that it shouldn't be /dev//discs/disc1/part_abc and that it should instead be /dev/hda1 /hda2 /hde1 /hde2 and so on but all I can say is I have messed with this before and it caused serious problems that in the end I was unable to fix. I had to install gentoo again, which given this takes about 3 days, is no fun at all.
In any case there is references in /dev to /dev/discs/disc/disk0/part2 (Which is an NTFS storage drive) and /dev/discs/disc1/part 1 through 4 (this is /dev/hde1 my ntfs/Windows partition, /dev/hde2 my /boot partition /dev/hde3 my linux swap partition and /dev/hde4 which is my ext3 / paqrtition) and also to /dev//discs/discs/disc2/part1 which is another 120GB NTFS storage partition. There are also 2 DVD-R drives (this is a video editing station, hence all the drive space etc) both of which are listted in /dev as /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 and /cdrom1.
The question is, how should my fstab file look if I want all of these drives automatically mounted as soon as I boot into my Gentoo install?
Any input anyone can offer on this would be deeply appreciated.