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Old 09-18-2003, 07:50 AM   #1
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Second HDD with JAMD

hi all. i'm a new user of JAMD and am having trouble mounting my second hdd. or rather, i cant even see my 2nd hdd.

[shaun@cm229 shaun]$ df -ah
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 8.9G 2.1G 6.4G 25% /
none 0 0 0 - /proc
usbdevfs 0 0 0 - /proc/bus/usb
/dev/hda1 99M 9.3M 85M 10% /boot
none 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
none 125M 0 125M 0% /dev/shm
automount(pid3584) 0 0 0 - /misc

my 2nd hdd is hdb and i have one NTFS partition and 3 FAT32 partitions - the fat32 ones being the ones that i want to mount.

please help? dont know why i can't see hdb
Old 09-18-2003, 08:31 AM   #2
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From the df man page:
This version of df cannot show the space
available on unmounted filesystems, because on most kinds
of systems doing so requires very nonportable intimate
knowledge of filesystem structures.
To see your partitions, use the command "fdisk -l /dev/hdb"
To mount the FAT32 partitions, use this command (as root):

mount /dev/hdbx /any/existing/folder -t vfat

x is the partition number that you'll see when you run fdisk.
To mount without being root or to mount automatically on startup you add entries in the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hdbx /any/existin/folder vfat user,umask=0 0 0

The user option is to allow users to mount, umask=0 sets permissions for Windows partitions since thay don't support it.
Old 09-18-2003, 08:59 AM   #3
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