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Old 02-09-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Angry Accessing files on hdb from hda


I've googled this thing to death. hdb is mounted. I just want to edit a file on hdb from hda and send it back. It seems to me a simple enough task. It is not included on my RH8 documentation disk or my RH8 Complete Reference 885 pg manual.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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Sorry, I got it backwards. It's on hda from hdb.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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(Sorry, I'm still a tad confused between the disks)

If it's a local disk, can you not just mount it? If a simple 'mount /dev/hda /mnt/mntpoint' wont work., 'man mount' for other options.

If the disk is on another computer in your network, try and smb mount it.

'smbmount //zion/kristijan /mnt/samba -o username=root,password=<password>,fmask=777,dmask=777'

That's what I use to mount a disk that is on my other PC. I'm not sure if it's really safe to mount it as root, but it seems to work fine with me.

Good Luck.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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Here is what worked for me: emacs /dev/hdb2 /etc/X11/XF86Config After editing I saved it to my /home then cp /home/XF86Config /dev/hdb2 I was asked for an over write, I clicked yes. I then did the emacs stuff again to see if the edited file made it to the right place and it did.
Thanks to everyone in the different forums that helped me.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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Put a line like

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/data vfat user,users,umask=0 0 0

in your fstab file, just change what you need. You do have a mount point right? Just make a folder in the /mnt folder.

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