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Old 09-04-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
hexbox
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New hdd, difficulties mounting (well, unmounting :P)


Hi there everyone, here's my situation,

I had a 120 gb hdd on which I had a 100 gb NTFS partition and the rest was a Reiser partition for linux. I run WinXP and Mandrake 10.

I grabbed a new hdd last night (nice sale :P) and it's 120 gb as well. So I put it in my case as the secondary slave. I booted to winXP, downloaded new drivers, and used partition expert to make it a big fat32 partition. The idea was for me to store all of my media here, usable from both winXP and mandrake.

So everything worked fine within windows...

I restarted and booted to mandrake; while it was booting it said "Hey, I found a new device, do you want to enter the config tool?" So I said "sure, why not".

In the config tool, it listed all of my partitions and their devices. It seemed the hdd was detected correctly, it just wanted to ask where I'd like to mount the new hdd. I said "what the hell, let's mount it at /home/andrew/" (andrew is my non-root username). This totally screwed me, because now root owns /home/andrew/ and makes his home there. KDE can't load because it can't load its settings from /home/andrew/. I tried to chown /home/andrew/, but that didn't really work.

What should I do? I basically want to tell the new hdd "You're not mounted at /home/andrew anymore" or "You're mounted at /home/andrew, but that's andrew's home, let him have it!"

This is my first post here, thanks in advance
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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Ok I think this is actually pretty simple for me to fix, I'm going to try changing /etc/fstab/
 
Old 09-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yeah that did it, I mount the new hdd under /mnt/shared_media and it works fine now.

To conclude the thread, here's a reference if anyone else has the same problem..

http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...mntpoints.html
 
  


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