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Old 01-30-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Accessing Local Fat Drives in Suse 9

me again.

Comeing from mandrake I was able to access my second hard drive that is Fat32. I would just go to /mnt and it was there.

I'm now using Suse 9 pro and my /mnt folder is empty. I see there is a /media folder that has all my cdroms and removeable drives, but that doesn't help.

Any idea how I can access or map my Win drive so I can access the files on it? It's local, so no networking is needed. I've got samba running but still my /mnt folder is empty.
Old 01-30-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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First create the mount point:

mkdir /mnt/windows

Then add this line to your /etc/fstab file

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat users 0 0

Of course you can change the name from windows to whatever you like. and make sure the device is correct ( hda1 is the first partition on the primary drive, Where windows likes to be ). If you want it not to be mounted when you boot changes users to users,noauto

Once you've changed these type

mount /mnt/windows

and voila.


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