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Old 12-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
Robert Diggs
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How to edit Fstab


Yo, yo, yo,

I would like to edit my fstab file so that I can have a 30GB Vfat partition mount at boot time. I believe I have the command that I'm supposed to put in there so it mounts every time. that is:

/dev/hda7 /mnt/osshare vfat defaults 0 0

Am I correct with that text to go into the fstab file? If I'm not, what is the correct text to put in there, and how am I able to save the edited file? I tried editing it and then saving it, but my permission was denied. I believe I have to be logged in as SU, but do I edit this in Shell or is there a way to do it through the text editor as a Superuser. I guess my problem is logging in as one.

Thanks in advance,


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Old 12-22-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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Your entry for fstab looks fine--assuming that you have created the mount point (directory) "/mnt/osshare"

The best and easiest way to do all this is in a terminal:
Code:
su           (to take on root powers)
mkdir /mnt/osshare    (to make the mount point, if it is not already there)
nano /etc/fstab    (substitue your favorite editor for nano)
.....edit the file and save....
mount /mnt/osshare   (once you have an fstab entry you can mount manually using either the mount point OR the device name---i.e. mount /dev/hda7 will do the same thing)
 
Old 12-22-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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Gracias Senor. I will try this when I get home. You've been a ton of help.

Regards,

Brandon

p.s. Will this show up as a dev in my computer or do I have to go to /mnt/osshare/.... to view the files that are on the VFAT drive? I'm assuming that i'll have to go to /mnt/osshare/.... to view files.

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