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Old 08-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #16
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mount:

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bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ mount
/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda8 on /mnt/data type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=bhakta)
/dev/sr0 on /media/Permaculture 3 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500)
 
Old 08-22-2011, 02:46 AM   #17
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So that I am on the same page, You are asking for the outputs of ls -l and mount of THIS machine, not the other one from the old thread, right???! Just thought I better ask!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 02:59 AM   #18
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Hi Neal,

That's correct, from the machine you want it to work on, not the old one. You say you have data in /home/Fatass32, but that directory is not used as a mountpoint for your FAT32 partition apparently. If you run
Code:
ls -l /mnt/data
do you have the same data in there? I doubt it. For as far as I can see you have that directory and if you put data in there then it only exists in there, not on your FAT32 partition as required, that is, if you want the data on your partition instead of the directory you'll need to make some changes.

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Old 08-22-2011, 03:06 AM   #19
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result:

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bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ ls -l /mnt/data
total 128
drwxr-xr-x 3 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-19 00:36 ! AUDIO
drwxr-xr-x 2 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-17 05:16 ! Dox
drwxr-xr-x 9 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-18 19:20 ! FAMILY PHOTOS
drwxr-xr-x 2 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-17 03:29 ! Kava
drwxr-xr-x 6 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-16 16:00 ! Krishna, Bhajan & Lecture
drwxr-xr-x 2 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-22 02:54 ! Permaculture
drwxr-xr-x 2 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-15 13:15 $RECYCLE.BIN
drwxr-xr-x 3 bhakta root 16384 2011-08-21 17:40 ! VIDEO
 
Old 08-22-2011, 03:10 AM   #20
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In summary, I wish the FAT32 drive (also named Fatass32) to mount automatically with every boot, and I want to access it in gui Dolphin : /home/bhakta/Fatass32

Does that clarify it? Maybe I do not describe it correctly....
 
Old 08-22-2011, 04:38 AM   #21
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Hi Neal,

Sorry for the delay, I was in a meeting. If I understand you correct you have data in /home/bhakta/Fatass32 and you have data in /mnt/data and they are not the same data right? You want to merge the data from those two points and have it available in one mountpoint under /home/bhakta/Fatass32?

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:43 AM   #22
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Yes! I think!
They are showing the same content indeed, but you are correct in that I want to access it like any other folder:
/home/bhakta/Fatass32
 
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Hi,

Then you just have to change the mountpoint in your /etc/fstab file to reflect the correct directory instead of /mnt/data and run:
Code:
mount /home/bhakta/Fatass32
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:54 AM   #24
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I must be doing something wrong....

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bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ mount /home/bhakta/Fatass32
mount: can't find /home/bhakta/Fatass32 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
 
Old 08-22-2011, 05:53 AM   #25
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Hi,

Did you change the line in /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/sda8 /mnt/data fat32 auto,user,rw 1 2
to
Code:
/dev/sda8 /home/bhakta/Fatass32 vfat auto,user,rw 1 2
to change the mountpoint?

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:07 AM   #26
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Cool.
I see why I had to make that change.
Now, the /home/bhakta/Fatass32 directory opens, but has no contents. Is this right so far?
 
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Hi,

No, that's why I asked you about your mountpoints earlier. Apparently you saved your data in the directory /home/bhakta/Fatass32 and not on the partition. When you mounted the partition on that same directory the data was rendered invisible. So you'll need to unmount the partition, mount it on another mountpoint, move the data from the /home/bhakta/Fatass32 directory to the alternate mountpoint and mount the partition on the directory /home/bhakta/Fatass32.

Is that clear or do you need step by step help

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #28
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I know you don't mind helping, but I feel bad asking for step-by-step, it could take a bit of your time.
I want to feel like I can do it on my own, but so afraid to screw up!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #29
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Recap:

/mnt/Fatass32 shows the files, and the correct remaining drive capacity (455GB).
/home/bhakta/Fatass32 shows no files, and the correct remaining drive capacity (5.3GB).

Idiotically I did not pick up on that earlier. Not too sure how you figured it out from those readouts, but it is obvious now :-)

There is 40GB written to the /mnt/Fatass32

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Hi Neal,

Don't worry, I can multitask (a bit)

Where did /mnt/Fatass32 come from all of a sudden? I think you're mixing your directories and mountpoints up quite a bit.

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