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Old 05-13-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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dual reciprocal access by fc3 and suse 9.3 pro


I have FC3 and SuSE 9.3 Professional each existing
on its own separate hard disk. And, I can boot into
either distro.

What I'd like to do is to have a full access to the other
hard disk from one distro and vice versa. For instance,
if I boot into FC3, I'd like to have a full access to SuSE's
hard drive and when I'm logged into SuSE, I'd like to
have a full access to FC3's hard drive.

What file should I modify and how?

Old 05-13-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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fstab is what you are looking for. Do a search for it and you are golden.
Old 05-14-2005, 12:16 AM   #3
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Hi jdblick,

Thanks for your sharing "fstab" information with me. Great!

Currently, my SuSE 8.2 Pro - not 9.3; I'm working on 8.2 Pro -
references FC3's boot partition in fstab as follows:

/dev/hdc1 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0

Because the "/data1" does not appropriately describe the
target folder, I changed the reference name only to something
more meaningful from /data1 to /fc3-boot. Now, this doesn't work.
An error dialog box says, "... no file system on /fc3-boot ..." even
though there's an icon link to /fc3-boot on the desktop.

Secondly, I tried to create something similar for FC3 as follows:

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /fc3 auto noauto,user 0 0

(By default, FC3 has built its root folder like shown here.)

Well, this doesn't work either nor was there even an icon created
on the desktop. However, there were no error messages during
the boot on this entry in fstab.

I'm rather new to Linux, and I'm learning my way through.

I'd like to know what I'm doing here and what auto, noauto/user,
and 0 0 columns mean. Also, if someone could correct me on what
I'm doing for referencing both /fc3-boot and /fc3, I'd appreciate that.



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