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hey all hows it going? I am new to linux, Redhat 9. I am trying to mount my slave hdd. I am following the redhat guide on redhat's site redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/(i was not able to link to a website since I do not have posted enough yet.) I have followed the guide up until the Gedit. when i open FStab in Gedit, I am not able to edit or modify the file, since is a read-only file. Also when I tried to mount the hdd in a terminal I recieved this message
first, I would like to thank you all for you help. second I was able to open the gedit /etc/fstab file. but when i went to edit the file by adding /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,umask=0 0 0 to another line. I recieved this error message "Unable to make a backup of the original file." So I was not able to save the file.
You got that running gedit as root? And you tried another editor and got the same message? The only reason I could think of for that message is that your root partition is slam full (extremely unlikely) or that you don't have permission to write to /etc (which root does) or something's buggy with your gedit (which seems odd and would be likely ruled out if the same thing happened in another editor). The last thing I can think of is that your whole root filesystem is mounted read-only (again, extremely unlikely).
Maybe somebody else has an idea but, if you are root, it happens in other editors, etc., etc. - I'm stumped.
Which RH manual are you following? I went to the page but it's a list of several manuals.
Yes I was in root when I was in the terminal and tryped su, then I typed gedit /etc/fstab and the gedit opened then I typed in "/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,umask=0 0 0" on a new line. I am not sure if I was in root while I was using gedit. I am using the RH manual
Well, it doesn't matter which directory you open gedit from. Kinda confusing - the fact that '/' is the 'root' filesystem and contains a directory called 'root' that is the home of the user 'root'. You just need to be the user 'root' when launching the app and opening, editing, and saving the file.
Hm. I just fired up gedit and edited fstab with it. No problem. But try edit>preferences>editor>save and unchecking 'backup' for the heck of it. You tried another editor? Like I say, I'm stumped. I don't even know what sort of diagnostics to get you to try beyond what I said above. Hope somebody gets you sorted out.
Originally posted by JsCAMRY Yes I was in root when I was in the terminal and tryped su, then I typed gedit /etc/fstab and the gedit opened then I typed in "/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,umask=0 0 0" on a new line. I am not sure if I was in root while I was using gedit. I am using the RH manual