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I know with adding a new HD, you just make an entry in /etc/fstab. But the thing that gets me is the LABEL=/ and LABEL=/var which are treated differently. Now I want the new drive to be LABEL=/home. What's the best way to go about it?
Also would there be any problem with having the file sytems as FAT32?
but if you want to mount it on /home ( above is mounted on /win-c ) , it s not wise to use vfat because the permissions
are not anymore per file but per disk. ( thats the ' users,...' etc for )
for linux partitions better use a linux file system. furthermore you have to backup the contents of your old /home before adding the new disk . but why use vfat ??
I know that ext2/3 is better, but I'm runnign a dual boot system, RH9/Win98, and would liek to be able to access all the parts. I've already added to fstab for the vfat drives, and was thinking that it would be easier for the users if they had access as home.
Maybe a better way is to keep the linux home directory and mount your windows partition elsewhere (eg /windows) Then you could create symbolic links to each users windows home directory so that within their home folder there is a mydocs directory which is a symbolic link to /windows/user/mydocs etc.
btw unmask=022 sets the default permissions of the files to 755 i.e rwxr-xr-x
With the symbollic links, there is a problem with moving files within the VFAT section of the drive. Now when I use a mount on the desktop (KDE icon) there is no problem, in that I can move & delete files as I choose. But when I do the same via a s-link I have problems with permissions.