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Old 08-19-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
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How do I access the other hard drives on my system?

How do I access the other drives that have been partitioned on my system?

As in, how can I surf to these drives from my file explorer? I can only 'find' the drive that the OS has been mounted on.

Furthermore, is it possible to share these drives over my network even though I only have RedHat 9.0 installed and no m$ products?
Old 08-19-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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to access your other drives, you have to mount them first:

# mount /dev/[hdx] /mnt/[directory]

where [hdx] is the drive/partition you want to mount, and [directory] is where you want to mount it. once it's mounted, it should show up in your file manager.

sure you can share the drives, depending on their permissions of course. last time i checked, you didn't need to have any m$ products installed to share files over a network.
Old 08-20-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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crap. something didn;t work or something bad happened.

I guess somewhere along the way I had mounted a cdrom into /mnt.

anyway, i tried the command you said and it said but i tried to mount it into the existing mnt directory under a dir called "music"

I got an error that said Directory doesnt exist.

Than i made the mistake of mounting the hda3 into simply "/mnt"

A lost and found directory appeared and then i tried to move some mp3 files into that directory. No luck...

How do i unmount/undo the commands I have done?

Why didn't the mount command work right


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Okay its a permissions thing. do i UNMOUNT?
Old 08-20-2003, 02:26 AM   #5
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If you mounted the drive with (for example)
$ mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows

then type
$ umount /dev/hda2

(you would think it would be unmount, wouldn't you?)


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