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Old 07-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
DevlinX
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How can I mount an USB HD(FAT32) to Fedora 5?


I have an USB external HD drive which stores my windows files. I was trying to mount this drive to my Fedora 5 through the following steps but could not find "fstab" item in /etc directory. Can someone help me with this?

Here are the steps,
1. Crate a folder "win" in the /mnt directory.
2. Open the TXT editor
3. Click "Open file" in the editor and change to /etc folder.
4. Looking for "fstab", but nothing found.

I logged in as an administrator to work on this but seems it is missed.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 02:47 AM   #2
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I logged in as an administrator to work on this but seems it is missed.
anyone could tell me which linux use administrator login ?

i have big wonder here , i have fc5 , mounting usb not a big problem
just plug in to usb port then fc5 auto open the dialog box asking u what to do with that , ermm give more info , before that try this way

plug the usb and go to konsole

# ls /media

see what u get
 
Old 07-01-2006, 04:54 AM   #3
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Hi DevlinX!

I think you miss "connect USB box to PC" in your procedure

But anyway, it should not be a problem to mount any USB HDD. All regular USB devices (hdd, flash etc) are normally auto-detected and auto-mounted in /media folder (and on your desktop).

If it does not work - chek following:

1. Is the HDD powered?
2. Does the HDD have any formatted partitions?
3. Is the file systems supported by mount? Which means - are you sure, that your HDD has a FAT32 partition? If it is NTFS - then you need to install kmod-ntfs.
4. Is automount running (it must by default, but if you did something very strange...)?

PS. And you don't have to be logged in as root-user (what you call administrator, as in Mac OS). The automounting should work for any user.
PPS. /etc/fstab is used to mount file systems at boot time, you must not touch this file in your case

Good luck!
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jpk
Hi DevlinX!

I think you miss "connect USB box to PC" in your procedure

But anyway, it should not be a problem to mount any USB HDD. All regular USB devices (hdd, flash etc) are normally auto-detected and auto-mounted in /media folder (and on your desktop).

If it does not work - chek following:

1. Is the HDD powered?
2. Does the HDD have any formatted partitions?
3. Is the file systems supported by mount? Which means - are you sure, that your HDD has a FAT32 partition? If it is NTFS - then you need to install kmod-ntfs.
4. Is automount running (it must by default, but if you did something very strange...)?

PS. And you don't have to be logged in as root-user (what you call administrator, as in Mac OS). The automounting should work for any user.
PPS. /etc/fstab is used to mount file systems at boot time, you must not touch this file in your case

Good luck!
I found that my USB HDD is NTFS system which is not supported by default setting.
Anyway, than you for your helps.
 
  


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