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Old 08-22-2011, 07:23 AM   #31
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Oh boy, another she-beast episode!
Not sure how the mixup originated...
 
Old 08-22-2011, 07:32 AM   #32
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Forgive me if I suggest this out of place but, it seems that the /mnt/Fatass32 is the "correct" one, and should be somehow adjusted so that a folder under /home/bhakta would open up to the same fat32 partition. And the current /home/bhakta/Fatass32 is not correct, and should be removed. Arrgghh what have I done???!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 07:40 AM   #33
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Hi Neal,

Don't panic, you just got things mixed up I believe.

First of all, what's in your /etc/fstab, regarding the /dev/sda8 drive, which is the one holding your data in a FAT32 partition correctly?

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #34
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Quote:
bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=fe1ab25d-1c6c-4297-a18b-8f9571d8dbdc / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=fe43f7fe-9944-4085-b515-4747e3d92195 none swap sw 0 0

/dev/sda8 /mnt/Fatass32 vfat auto,user,rw 1 2


Correctly holding my data files is: /mnt/Fatass32
 
Old 08-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #35
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Hi Neal,

OK, so

1. /mnt/Fatass32 holds the data
2. /home/bhakta/Fatass32 has no content
3. /home/bhakta/Fatass32 is a directory

Is the above correct?

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #36
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yes, correct
 
Old 08-22-2011, 10:29 AM   #37
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Under /mnt:

/mnt/data
&
/mnt/Fatass32

The /mnt/data is blank and,
the /mnt/Fatass32 corresponds to my Fatass32 partition.

Apologees for all the mistakes. I have been house cleaning and packing, and not sleeping at all, so I am just mush right now. Long ride to airport in a few hours, then 14 hour flight..... Ughhh

Aloha!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #38
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Hi Neal,

Sorry for the delay, had to attend an emergency and just got home. There are two ways you can solve your problem, either you change /etc/fstab to show as mountpoint /home/bhakta/Fatass32 instead of /mnt/Fatass32, OR you delete the directory /home/bhakta/Fatass32 and make a symbolic link to your mountpoint. Either way will do. To make a symbolic link AFTER deleting the directory:
Code:
ln -s /home/bhakta/Fatass32 /mnt/Fatass32
No problem for the mistakes buddy, that's only normal if you don't sleep. If I don't see you online for some time, have a nice flight and a good start.

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:09 AM   #39
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Ughh, another brick wall...
Hey I kinda recall some permissions issues in the last thread, I will go check...

Anyway here is he results for the instruction in post #38:

Quote:
bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ ln -s /home/bhakta/Fatass32 /mnt/Fatass32
ln: creating symbolic link `/mnt/Fatass32/Fatass32': Permission denied
bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ sudo ln -s /home/bhakta/Fatass32 /mnt/Fatass32
ln: creating symbolic link `/mnt/Fatass32/Fatass32': Operation not permitted
 
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Hi,

Try the other way, changing the mount point in the /etc/fstab file and run
Code:
sudo mount -a
Kind regards,

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:18 AM   #41
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I have fstab open, not sure (afraid?) what to adjust.

I am changing /mnt/Fatass32 to /home/bhakta/Fatass32 in the fstab.

Hope that's right.

Whats THIS lil red button do...?

Ok now sudo mount -a...

Quote:
bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ sudo nano /etc/fstab
bhakta@Krishna-PC:~$ sudo mount -a
mount: mount point /home/bhakta/Fatass32 does not exist
I just can't get it right! Ha! Eyes are crossing!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #42
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Eric, no problem, you have an emergency, please go tend to that. No need to stay at the puter if you are needed elsewhere. If needed, we can connect in a few days, after Im in Hawaii.
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #43
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Wait I think it works after restart!
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #44
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SOLVED!
I hope some other "hopeless" noobs can learn from this thread, and the referenced previous one.

Thanks again Eric.
Damn you are worth your weight in beer! How many kegs now?!

Not sure if I will ever make it to Spain or Peru, but if you come to Hawaii, I will take good care of you :-)

I can only aspire to be as helpful to linuxers and humanity as you are.

Much love to you and your familia.

Neal
 
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Hi Neal,

Sorry I wasn't around for the fireworks!! But I'm glad you got it solved. Enjoy Hawaii buddy and I'm sure we'll meet some day next year. Keep in touch my friend!

Kind regards,

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