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Old 02-21-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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added hdb - want to access old data

Hi - thanks to all here who have helped me so far. I have my Fedora core 3 up and running - Now I added my old corrupted hard drive as a slave drive - I want to get in and access my old /home directory, which makes up about 90% of the drive. What I want to do is make hdb2 a permanent archive for music files, accessed by anyone but only able to be edited by myself. The purpose for this is to keep my data away from the main linux drive, hopefully so that I won't lose anything if I switch distros, or have a problem like I did originally on that disc, when my suse os went down (I still don't know what went wrong, but all the data files are there, I accessed them with knoppix running from cd).

Should I make /hdb my /home directory, or is there a better way? Through the gui, I am unable to view the contents of hdb.currently.
Old 02-21-2005, 03:02 AM   #2
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1) If your hard drive is corrupt, I don't think your going to get very far. However you did say knoppix allowed you to read it.

2) mounting it. I'd create a folder for music and have the drive mounted.
type mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb2 /mnt/music assuming that /mnt/music exists and the filesystem was ext3.

3) Permissions. Once inside /mnt/music, type the following
chown username * substitute your name for username
chgrp users *
chmod 644 *

That should give everyone the ability to read the music and you get read/write.
If the drive is 90% used for music, I wouldn't want to have that drive mounted as /home, and if you want /mnt/music to be there all the time, your going to have to add a line in /etc/mtab. I think I covered everything, but post back if I missed something


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