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hi , im totally n00b so i have try some article to mount a hdd on redhat linux but nothing works or the article is to old (ex:for redhat 7.2)!
i have a 30 gb hdd split in 3 partition (fat32 and 1 in EXT3)and a 500 mb hdd fat32.
(my partition is hde* (*=number) FDISK
Disk /dev/hde: 30.0 GB, 30060527616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3654 cylinders
Units = cylindres of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs Id Système
/dev/hde1 * 1 637 5116671 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hde2 638 3654 24234052+ f Win95 Etdue (LBA)
/dev/hde5 638 1184 4393746 83 Linux
/dev/hde6 1185 3654 19840243+ b Win95 FAT32
add the mount points to your fstab
heres an example of how i did it for one of my secondary drives which is fat32:
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/80gig vfat user,rw,exec,uid=500 0 0
so i make the mountpoint in my mount folder called 80gig, and then i define that in my fstab for it will initialize everytime i reboot....
I'd try mounting it first to help with defining possible errors:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdx /mnt/point -o user,rw,exec,uid=500
Where /dev/hdx is the actual device
is a mount point of your choice, maybe:
Make sure that directory exists first:
mkdir /mnt/fat32 (or whatever you choose)
If all mounts well, and acts as expected, then proceed to edit your fstab as shown above.
/mnt/best should only be used to mount your fat32 partition, otherwise you'll attempt to mount something else there when there is already your fat32 HD there.. FYI, however you can choose WHATEVER you'd like, and yes, that fstab entry should be sufficient.
/dev/hde6 /mnt/best vfat noexec,auto,user,rw,uid=500 0 0
Instead, since you don't/shouldn't need to be executing anything from your fat partition, just a small extra security measure.
As for the HD light, it appears to be some sort of bug, not sure what causes it. You might look into hdparm and see if you can play with some setting in there... ***NOTE: Messing with hdparm could render your drive useless, beware.