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Old 12-10-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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Shared hard drive?


I know this was probally answered somewhere but I can't seem to find it.

Here is was I looking to do:

I want to have a drive partition that I can store music(or any other files) that will be recognized by linux/windows. That way I can have the same playlists for Winamp(windows) & xmms(linux).

My Setup:

Master hard drive:
Swappable drive bay to test different OS's
(WinXP Home/Win2000 Pro/Ubuntu 5.10/etc.)

Slave hard drive:
80GB
(partioned 40GB as NTFS and 40GB as FAT32)

I know I can't share the NTFS part but the FAT32 I want to share. Is it possible to setup the FAT32 to auto mount on boot and be seen as another drive?

Keep in mind I know a little about linux, so dumb down your explanations for me. THANKS!
 
Old 12-10-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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Do you mean that you want it to be recognized on the Windows partition on the same computer? Or, did you mean that you want a network share in Linux so OTHER computers can recognize it?
 
Old 12-10-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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I want the slave drive to be recognized when I swap drives. So when I change drive/OS, I will have the same music to use.

So it will all be on the same computer's slave drive. I don't care about network support yet.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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Mounting the fat32 drive would involve editing your /etc/fstab file, which controls mounting partitions. su yourself and then use your favorite editor to edit the file. Add another line like this:
Code:
/dev/hd** /mountpoint vfat rw,users,auto,sync,umask=0000 0 0
Replace the ** with the proper drive numbering. Based on what you've said so far I'm guessing that it would be /dev/hdb2, but run fdisk -l as root and find your fat32 partition to be sure. Then you have to figure out where you want the partition to be mounted. Some use the /mnt folder, although I personally just put it in my home folder. So do something like
Code:
mkdir /home/yourname/shared
or wherever you want it to be mounted, then replace the /mountpoint in the fstab file with that directory. Then you just do mount /dev/hd** and you should be able to explore the drive and his full read/write access to the files on it. It also should mount on bootup, so you don't have to worry about mounting it every time. Hopefully this works for you.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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I think that did the job.

THANKS!
 
  


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