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Old 08-09-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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adding an entry to /etc/fstab file and another query


i have a drive apart from the root partition,its a fat file system,.,
normally whenever i reboot this is what i do to mount it

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/ax/

Now ,I want to add this to the fstab file so that i dont have to mount whenever i reboot.
how do i do it?

also is there a way to make the drive's space into my present linux home??i am the single user of my system (home pc).......ofcourse after removing all the data on it ..

thanx for any suggestions


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Old 08-09-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Use your favorite editor and simply put in your fstab file:

/dev/hda1     /mnt/ax/      vfat     users     0  0
That would be the basic way, man fstab and mount for more details and options.
Old 08-09-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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you would want a line like this in /etc/fstab:

#this mounts /dev/hda of type auto onto /mnt/windows with the permissions shown...
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows auto uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=002,exec,dev,suid,rw,auto,user 0 0

#this would mount it to /home/your_account_name/windows - so it is available in your home
/dev/hda1 /home/your_account_name/windows auto uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=002,exec,dev,suid,rw,auto,user 0 0

The directory ~/windows will have to exist - you must create it first

You can replace the filesystem-type "auto" with "vfat" if you want - but auto always worked for me
Old 08-11-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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thnx for both of u,,both worked


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