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dumb question, but I can't seem to find an answer.
I have another drive volume called "apps" and a couple of directories inside it.
My question is: From the command line, how do I change the drive and directory?
I take it you did not add the this partition or drive to the "fstab" file ?
even if you did not CentOS 6.3 using Gnome2
it "should" be auto mounted by autofs on boot
and listen in Nautilus ( on the left side window )
/media/????something , but after you click on it in Nautilus.
if i had to guess it might be "/dev/sdb1"
---- your root password when asked ---
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/apps
The second drive was under /media/Apps/
is this an alias?
This comes down to a fundamental difference between Windows and Linux.
In Windows, all drives have their own, unique directory structure. The root of that directory structure is C:\, D:\, etc. All drives are separate.
In Linux, there is ONE directory structure, with a root at /. All drives are mounted somewhere inside this directory structure. Where they're mounted is up to you. You can mount an external drive at /media, or /mnt, or /home, or /this/is/where/i/want/to/mount/my/drive/thank/you/very/much. It is completely up to you. Your drive was auto-mounted by the operating system in a subdirectory of /media, which is pretty common, however there's no real reason for it to be there. You could umount it and then remount it anywhere in the directory structure that you like. /etc/fstab is the file that controls where various drives are mounted (and with what options) when the system boots up.
okay, i see what's going on: Gnome mounts the volume if logging in to a desktop and it stays mounted until the next reboot. However, Linux does not mount the volume on its own (unless I connect to the desktop first), so I need to figure out how to have it mount the volume w/o needing to login to the desktop first.
okay, I looked into fstab and the volume is not there, so then I ran the df -a command and found that the 299GB hard drive (actually hardware RAID1) is not even listed.
Losing hair fast. What to do next...