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Old 05-24-2003, 05:38 AM   #1
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mounting windows drive


i'm running red hat 9 and i'm trying to mount my windows drive.

mount -f vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1 works but doesn't last after restarting.

also

i installed the mp3 patch from http://staff.xmms.org/priv/redhat8/ in hopes of listening to some mp3s. the patch seems to install and can be viewed from the input plugins preferences to confirm the installation, but when i try playing mp3s it scrolls down the whole list and doesn't play anything.

help?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:33 AM   #2
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ditto:

1.) you need to edit the fstab table for the mounting to be done automatically. the files is located at /etc/fstab. add a line at the very end as

/dev/hda1________________/mnt/win1________________ntfs________________default

(replace the underscore with real spaces as the format indicated by the line in the fstab file)

then it will auto mount after restart (of course u have to make sure your /mnt/win1 is there already)

2.) for the sound drivers are u sure that you ahve installed it properly? and did u install the right rpm package for the right kernel? to check your kernel build, in an x terminal type "uname -r" and obtain the correct rpm from that site again.

hope this helps,

kaz
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: mounting windows drive

Quote:
Originally posted by ditto
i'm running red hat 9 and i'm trying to mount my windows drive.

mount -f vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1 works but doesn't last after restarting.
If you want to automount your windows partition edit your fstab...

here is a step by step instruction:

su root

create a directory /mnt/win

gedit /etc/fstab

you will see a list of mounts, just add the following line (remember to change the names according to your settings.) to your fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat user,umask=222 00

this gives you read only access to your win partition....

umask=000 (this gives you full write access to the drive/win partition)

umask=022 (only root has full write access to the drive/win partition)

I recomend that you only use read access to avoid accidental problems and errors to your win partition...

good luck...

Last edited by jt1020; 05-24-2003 at 10:14 AM.
 
  


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