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Old 04-20-2003, 08:51 AM   #1
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Using a primary/secondary HD slave


How do I set up a primary/secondary slave on Linux?

I want to attach another HD (using Win98 FAT32) to my machine. I know where to plug the wires but I have no idea on how to work it out to see the stuff inside the disk.

 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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The disk will be hdb so you need to mount the partition you want eg /dev/hdb1

You do this with a mount command:
"mkdir /mnt/win98" (only do this once)
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win98

This will mount it as /mnt/win98 (you can call it what you want.)

If you want to mount it automatically at boot then it is best to put it in the /etc/fstab file.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:40 AM   #3
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Ah, ok... I forgot to mention....

I've tried this before, using -t vfat and so, but all I got was a bunch of bytes on my terminal screen. Should I browse it throught Nautilus or something?
 
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If it is a fat32 drive then you will need to use the -t vfat option when mounting.
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win98

Try it and post any errors you get.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 11:45 AM   #5
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I've done it. Thanks for the reply!
 
  


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