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Old 08-25-2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Mounting problems


I'm having problems seeing my windows partition... In my /etc/fstab file it displays this for my windows mount:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0

when i go to /mnt/win/ it displays nothing in the path... Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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You may very well have to mount it first:
mount /mnt/win

Then enter that directory.

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Old 08-25-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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you may also need to create a mount point and specify the mount type

ex:

#mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/mountpoint
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Not normally, not with Mandrake, and most modern distros anyway. And the user said "I entered the directory and nothing was there" that is indicating the directory is present However, that is good to know for future reference

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Old 08-25-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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i tried both your guys's suggestions, and even restarted my pc (last resort ) and still couldn't see it from the nice GUI... i went to my terminal and tried to look at it from there and i COULD see it there. i probly just messed wit somethin i shouldn't have

thx for your guys help
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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It's a permissions deal likely then...

Look at adding this to the entry above: umask=000

So:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=000 0 0

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Old 08-27-2003, 05:52 PM   #7
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This works on my Mandrake 9.1. I added the following to what was there originally:

user,rw,umask=0,

user allows users to mount/access it, rw makes it read/writeable and umask=0 sets the permissions to rwx for all.


Good luck,

Jools
 
Old 08-27-2003, 05:53 PM   #8
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Oops sorry, result should look like:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat user,rw,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850 0 0
 
  


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