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Old 08-24-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
alaskazimm
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[Solved] Unable to mount FAT32 partition automatically


...but I can mount it manually. During boot up it displays an error message that the mount point does not exist. However, issuing (non root) mount /dev/hda6, mounts it at the proper place.

The relevant line from /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda6 /home/Mail vfat user,umask=000,rw 1 0

Any ideas? Is it a bad idea to mount Win partitions at other places besides /mnt? I choose /home/Mail because I want Thunderbird to share a common profile with Win2K and linux.

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Old 08-24-2005, 07:08 PM   #2
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a few sample lines from my /etc/fstab:
Code:
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>          <options>               <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc            defaults                0       0
/dev/hda8       /               reiserfs        noatime                 0       1
/dev/hda1       /boot           ext2            noauto.noatime          0       2
(hopefully the indentation will be preserved as it will help... anyway, I believe your problem is with the 2 numbers at the end of the line. Set these to 0 0. I can't remember what the first number (dump) is for (I seem to recall something about backups?) and pass is to do with checking the filesystems which probably isn't a good idea for non standard linux file systems. So change the line to:
/dev/hda6 /home/Mail vfat user,umask=000,rw 0 0
and see if that helps (use the mount -a command to mount everything in /etc/fstab, saves rebooting ) Hopefully this helps... someone correct me if I'm crazy
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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"During boot up it displays an error message that the mount point does not exist."

You could get this message is /home is also a mountpoint and /home/Mail appears in /etc/fstab before /home. The mountpoints should be mounted in a logical order.

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Old 08-24-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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Yep, you pegged it. I had /home being mounted farther down the list. Can't believe that I missed that one - or maybe I can.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #5
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Originally posted by alaskazimm
Is it a bad idea to mount Win partitions at other places besides /mnt? I choose /home/Mail because I want Thunderbird to share a common profile with Win2K and linux.
Not at all! I have Win32 Partition as a Backup and it mounted as /Storage

Code:
/dev/hde1        /Storage         vfat        uid=1001,gid=root,rw         1   1
 
  


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