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thanks, that seemed to work. Now i have another problem and another question.
The problem, how do I cd folders with more than one word in the name?
The question, hda2 is the correct partition i wanted, but i dont want to mount it at the root. there is a folder in it named "shared work stuff", how can i automatically mount to that folder at boot no matter what user logs in?
this is my ntfs drive with windows. The first bit '/dev/sda1' is the device file called upon. That is, you can't have any folders anywhere in it, because it's a file (you can take a look at it in /dev). sd, normally stands for scsi drive (otherwise hd), a stands for the first drive, and 1 stands for the first partition.
The second part /mnt/sda1 is the folder in which you want the file system mounted. This could be anywhere on your linux drive.
the rest of the line says that the drive is ntfs, that it won't be mounted automatically, that all users have access to it, files can be executed from it, it's read-only (linux has no real support for writing on ntfs drives yet), and so on and so forth. Check out man fstab or look in these forums for it.
If I understood you correctly you're trying to mount a filesystem in a folder in a drive which is not yet mounted. This is not possible as you probably understand now.