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Old 08-11-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
karimd
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how to mount ntfs drives in the boot sequence


i am still a new with linux so this could be real easy...

i can mount drives from the root prompt doing:

mount ...

but i have to do that everytime i boot up, i think, unless im doing something wrong

anyway, im trying to find a way to mount them in the boot sequence
i presume there is a file somewhere that i can add those lines to and that will run everytime it boots up
if anyone knows what im talking about, i would love some help

thanks in advance,
karim
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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look in /etc/fstab , the syntax is a bit differnt than running the 'mount' command but you can just adapt it by looking at the existing lines.

Alternativly you could just toss the 'mount' command you are using in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

 
Old 08-12-2004, 09:42 AM   #3
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You can mount NTFS partitions during bootup by fixing your /etc/fstab (as long as your kernel supports reading NTFS)

Add something like this : just point /dev/hda1 to your NTFS drive or partition then make sure the mountpoint exists (that's /hda1)

Quote:
/dev/hda1 /hda1 ntfs auto,ro,umask=000 1 0
The drive will be mounted during bootup
 
Old 08-12-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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Just so you know if you have more than 1 pc you can also mount your remote computer drives on startup as well...

I do this so I can use my linux box for backup purposes.

I made directorys such as this

/mnt/computer1/c
/mnt/computer1/d
/mnt/computer2/c
/mnt/computer2/d

you can put the following command into rc.local for each drive changing whats necessary.

"smbmount //computer1/c$ /mnt/computer1/c -o username=username,password=password"

Hope you enjoy this!

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Old 08-13-2004, 12:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help guys.
I'll try it out and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 03:51 PM   #6
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Thanks

That was great. I basically used the lines you suggested and now all my ntfs drives mount on boot.
Just out of curiosity, what do the numbers at the end of the line mean? I'm referring to the "1 0".
I noticed the root drive had a "1 1" at the end and the other linux partitions had a "1 2" except for the swap partition which was "0 0" so I'm guessing that the first number refers to 'active' or 'enabled' or something and as for the second number I have no idea.
Anyway, it's not really a big deal, I'm just curious.
Thanks again,
karim
 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:40 AM   #7
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the first number stands for 1 = checked during bootup
0 = not checked default for non-linux partitions and cd drives

the 2nd stands for 1 = reserved for the / partition because its checked first
2 = all other partitions
0 = not checked
 
  


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