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Old 09-13-2004, 01:44 AM   #1
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Accessing newly created partitions


Currently, these are the partitions I have on my first hard drive:

/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1 (about 119GB)
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0 (about 500MB)

I just ran parted, where I shrunk my / partition by 10GB, and then created (and formatted) a new partition in the 10GB space (/dev/hda3). I would now like to be able to access this new partition as /backup. How do I do this? Is it simply a case of adding the following line to my /etc/fstab file and then rebooting:

/dev/hda3 /backup reiserfs defaults 1 1

Or something different? Or something extra? Do I need to create the directory /backup, or will linux do it automatically if I specify it as above in my /etc/fstab file?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:50 AM   #2
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no it wont create it for you, you need to mkdir /backup
and all you should need to do to mount it is "mount /dev/hda3 /backup -t reiserfs "
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
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and..., if you want to use it as a user do :
chgrp users /backup
chmod 770 /backup

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Old 09-13-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help. So the fstab solution won't work? I have to issue "mount /dev/hda3 /backup -t reiserfs" every time I boot up Linux?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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no, the fstab solution would work, i was just merely giving you a solution that didnt involve rebooting

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Old 09-13-2004, 08:19 PM   #6
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OK. I would have tried it myself without asking here, but I was bit wary of messing around with my fstab file. Thanks again.
 
  


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