LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2004, 04:49 AM   #1
satish427
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Elx, RH9, Knoppix 3.6, FedoraCore3(test2)
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Detecting window drives inRedHat9


Please can any one give instructions on how to autoload window drives in Redhat9 ...... I have tried fdisk and mount but no able to automate the process....
 
Old 09-08-2004, 05:12 AM   #2
jax8
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Fedora 10
Posts: 632

Rep: Reputation: 31
you will haveto add it to the file /etc/fstab

do a google search for instructions
 
Old 09-08-2004, 05:13 AM   #3
linux_terror
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Northbrook, Illinois
Distribution: CentOS-5
Posts: 311

Rep: Reputation: 30
Are the drives fat32 or ntfs, you may have only read access if they are NTFS or get filesystem not supported by kernel...
As for mounting them automatically...first you need to make a mount point. Like this...
Code:
mkdir /mnt/wins
then you need to add a line like this into your /etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/hdb1          /mnt/wins      vfat       defaults   0 0
that would be for a fat32 filesystem(vfat) on the hdb1 partition, that you wanted to be mounted to /mnt/wins.

If it is an NTFS filesystem then you would add the same line but instead of vfat you would put ntfs on the line.

If you have more than one partition that you need to mount then just create another mount point such as /mnt/wins2 and add another line to your /etc/fstab with the correct partition(such as hdb2) and filesystem.

Now your system will automount these on boot so they are always available to you.

Hope this helps,
linux_terror
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
not detecting hard drives... jnev Debian 9 05-24-2005 06:09 PM
Debian not detecting my hard drives. brynjarh Debian 2 10-21-2004 08:48 PM
BIOS now not detecting Hard drives thalon Linux - Newbie 10 03-20-2004 12:07 PM
mandrake 9.2 detecting new cdrom drives at startup lynnsbomb Mandriva 5 01-27-2004 09:21 PM
[Shell Script] Detecting CDROM drives cosiek Programming 2 09-28-2003 03:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration