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Old 02-17-2001, 08:45 AM   #1
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Hi

Is there a way to have linux "auto mount my other partition, so I dont have to do it everytime I log on?


Thanks
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Old 02-17-2001, 10:26 AM   #2
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add an entry for each partition you want to have automounted in the /etc/fstab. Before doing so, read the manpage for fstab.
 
Old 02-17-2001, 11:08 AM   #3
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Please use newbie terms

Thanks, but can you tell me exactly what to do? I am a complete newbie to linux. And another thing, for some reason or another my cd roms wont work in linux, they say "no medium found" when I click on them. Help

Thanks
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Old 02-17-2001, 11:38 AM   #4
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in the file /etc/fstab add a line looking like this:

<device> <mountpoint> <fs> <options> 0 0

<device> is the devicefile for your drive, found in the /dev directory. My computer for example has windows installed on the first partition on my primary master ide-drive, this gives me /dev/hda1.

<mountpoint>
Since linux has all of its filesystems and processes in a single tree-structure you have to tell linux where in the tree you want it to mount the drive. In my case I made a dir named /mnt/win (use the command 'mkdir /mnt/win') to mount the windows filesystem.

<fstype>
Windows use a filesystem called vfat, this one supports the use of long filenames (long names according to Bill). Linux most oftenly use fstype ext2.

<options>
Here comes the part where you tell linux how and when to mount the partition. The options column is a comma separated list. Some of the options are:
noauto, Don't automount
ro, Mount as read-only
user, allow regular users to un-/mount specified drive
 
Old 02-17-2001, 02:39 PM   #5
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Still Confused on that. Sorry. Mine is also dev/hda1 . But can you tell me exactly what to do step by step.

Thanks again for all of your help!
 
Old 02-18-2001, 05:05 PM   #6
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To alter your /dev/fstab file by using the vi file editor do like this as root:

# vi /etc/fstab

Go to last line and hit the <i>-key, this switch you to insert mode.
On a new line type like this to mount your windows formated partition to directory /mnt/win automatically at boot time:

/dev/hda1<tab>/mnt/win<tab>defaults,auto<space>0<space>

When this is done hit <esc>:wq<enter>
Now type this command:

# mkdir /mnt/win

and reboot...

Hope this helps, if not please tell me more about what you would like to mount and for what purpose.
 
Old 02-20-2001, 09:23 AM   #7
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OK I did everything you told me step by step but then when I click on the link to my other partition it says "Mount: fs defaults,auto not supported by kernel." What does this mean and how do I fix it. By the way I am just mounting my other partion so I can use some of my mp3's from windoze! And does this have anything with my cd rom drives giving me errors like "no medium found"?

Help,
Eric
 
Old 02-20-2001, 04:02 PM   #8
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As for me I'm using GNOME on a Red Hat 6.2 system.
When I login I get a icon for my windows partition.
I didn't even have to alter anything.

Which system and window manager do you use?
 
Old 02-20-2001, 04:07 PM   #9
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fs not supported by kernel

Its highly possible that the kernel you are using does not have support compiled into it for the filesystem you are trying to mount. Exactly what distribution of Linux are you using? When you look in /usr/src/ what do you see?
When you look in /boot what do you see?
 
Old 02-20-2001, 09:18 PM   #10
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Best Linux

I am running best linux. KDE 1.1.2. I am running on a seperate partition from Win 98 SE. When I look in usr/scr the following folders linux, linux 2.2.16, and redhat.

Hope this helps you help me!
 
Old 02-21-2001, 01:42 PM   #11
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mounting filesystems automatically

Your CDROM "no medium found" error could have to do with you simply not mounting/unmounting it properly. If you put a CDrom in your system and as root type "mount /mnt/cdrom" what does it say?

As far as the other filesystems go.. you should not be having any trouble because it looks like you are running Redhat 7.0 which by default should have everything you need to mount those filesystems already included.

Please post the contents of you '/etc/fstab' file here.
 
Old 02-21-2001, 06:47 PM   #12
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Here

Here is the contents of my fstab:
/dev/hda2 / defaults 1 1
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom 9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom1 9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat noauto,users 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0


hope this helps. You said I was running Redhat? I am running Best Linux, or it is the equivalent of Redhat?

when I try to mount cd rom it says "no medium found"
 
Old 02-23-2001, 11:49 AM   #13
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try this

1. My mistake, I thought you were running Redhat. You are running the same kernel level as Redhat 7.0. I don't know anything about Best Linux.


2. First of all, change those '9660's that are listed for your CDROM type to 'iso9660'

Secondly, what is the mount command that you are using to manually mount the partitions you want to automount?
 
  


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