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if a drive is not in your fstab, you need to use the notation:
# mount -t [fstype] /dev/hdb10 /[mountpoint]
where /mountpoint is an existing empty directory and fstype is the filesystem of the partition such as xfs, ext3, etc.
As far as fstab goes, it's not too terribly difficult. Basically it just tells linux what the default mount options are so that you can mount the partition using the command you used in your post. It's in the format
Yeah click each partition and then click Mount Point and type in where you'd like it mounted. You can mount a partition anywhere you like as long as its a directory that's not already in use, ie. don't do something stupid like mount your hdb9 partition as /bin for example. /Slax, /Puppy etc. will all work fine.
When I open konqueror and type /mnt in the address bar I can still only see cdrom,floppy,home,and win?
Did I forget to do something?
No, looking at your fstab file there you've mounted all your partitions in the root (/) directory ,eg. /dsl. If you wanted to have them all in the /mnt directory then move them there by using the Mandriva partition program again, or editing fstab and remounting the partitions. Either way is fine.
Can I use an editor to re-arrange the entries so they are in order?
Yes if you want, AFAIK the order in /etc/fstab doesn't matter.
By convenance distributions use /mnt or /media as a central location for removable media and other non linux associated filesystems. So cdrom, floppy and win are subdirectories under /mnt. The directories you created i.e /slax etc. are under / instead of /mnt.
Thanks for the great info.I understand fstab and the file system a lot better.
I also learned that I like Konqueror a lot more now.I can find and view any file in my box with it,as long as I know /the/pathway.Combined with the f4 key which opens a root term within the file being viewed.What a great tool. Thanks again
Last edited by PipeDreams; 01-31-2006 at 09:06 PM.