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I have 2 hard drives: 160 Gb HDD with Suse 10.2 running and another 160 Gb HDD with Windows XP running. I have all my mp3s on my XP drive so naturally I want to access those in Suse. Problem was that while installing Suse I unpluged my XP drive so its not been detected by Suse now. Both drives are in the same machine. The XP drive is fat 32 (i think- is there a way to check this?)
Basically I want to be able to access my XP drive- How would I detect and mount the XP drive in Suse 10.2? Any help would help, or even a point in the right direction. Thanks.
hda = master on primary controller
hdb = slave on primary controller
hdc = master on secondary controller
hdd = slave on secondary controller
You need to create a mount point for it, like /windows in the filesystem:
Then you need to place an entry in your /etc/fstab file that connects the device to the mount point:
/dev/hdb /windows fat32 defaults,users,rw 1 1
You'll have to verify what I wrote above. Particularly the the device in the first field and the parameters in the third field. I'm not sure using "defaults" is the right thing to do for a fat32 drive, or even "users".
Then try mounting it:
If the entry in fstab is correct, you should be able to see /windows in your filesystem. But check the parameters in man fstab first.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 220.127.116.11, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Ok all the partitions on the second sata or scsi drive is fat32. You can use the filesystem type vfat when mounting. Post contents of your current /etc/fstab file for options used by the other mounts. But from the above post the line in fstab for say /dev/sda5 would like this. Note your options like user may be user or users. Minor difference distro to distro.
You can read the manpages on fstab and mount to learn about the options I listed in more detail. The auto will automatically mount the partition at boot. Umask allows all users to read and write to the partition, just not root only. Again users maybe user just depends on what the other lines in your fstab file is like. Now for the above to work you need to have a directory created in /mnt called sdb5. You can name it to what every you wish call it drivee if you it is the E drive in windows. They just need to match.
In your post you have unmask, it is mispelled and should be umask.
Use of default should automount on boot.
Using mount sdb5 I would think it would have produced a different error. One would use