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Old 01-04-2005, 09:33 AM   #16
MasterCephus
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ok I have gotten the hard drive mounted! Thank you all who helped me!

Now I have another question to ask you guys.

Say I mounted the /dev/hdb1 in the /mnt folder in a folder: /mnt/media

Should I be able to cd /media? or will I always have to say /mnt/media?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:57 AM   #17
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Say I mounted the /dev/hdb1 in the /mnt folder in a folder: /mnt/media

Should I be able to cd /media? or will I always have to say /mnt/media?
Since media in this case is a subdirectory of /mnt then you need to use the full path...
cd /mnt/media .
If media was a directory on the same level as /mnt then you could use just cd /media.

Also, you can have it mounted automatically on reboot by putting a entry in the /etc/fstab ....
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/media ext3 defaults 0 0
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:19 AM   #18
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if this drive is a permanent fixture, and a 100% part of your linux system, don't leave it in /mnt/. /var is a much better place for it. entries in /mnt are only for temporary or removable media, e.g. cds.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:24 AM   #19
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how do I move it?

I did everything like Homey said:

5. Make a directory in the mount folder such as /mnt/stuff
6. Mount the new partition in the new folder. For example....
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/stuff -t ext3

and I put an entry in the /etc/fstab...
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:33 AM   #20
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just change the name of the directory in fstab and create /var/media. that's a really simple one... nothing tricky there.
 
  


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