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Old 12-20-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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edit /etc/fstab redhat 9

I have downloaded and installed the rpm for NTFS and i can mount the volume successfully, but i would like to be able to mount the volume automatically on startup. i read at, the place i got the rpm from, that i need to edit /etc/fstab, but i do not know how to do this. could somebody please give me a step-by-step walkthrough on doing this, starting from being logged in as root and assuming that the rpm is installed. thanks
Old 12-20-2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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Think you should add something like this to your /etc/fstab:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win ntfs defaults 1 2

/dev/hdb1 should be windows partition... in my case that is first partition on slave disk.
/mnt/win is directory where it should partition be mounted (my case /mnt/win)
ntfs is kind of volume windows partition uses... i guess it is ntfs...
defaults now i am not quite sure about this... it could be some other commands for read-only maybe... (really don't know)

1 2 i think this has something to do with checking the partition (but i think u should use these two #)

But still, this may not be correct.. so you can wait for more answers and instructions...

if you whant details:

in terminal...

su root password
vim /etc/fstab
(hope you know how to use vim, use another editor if not)
press "a" in vim to enter text
enter the above example (of course the above example is just a guide you should set it up as it is on your configuration)
press Esc
press Shift+z

And i think think that would be all...

(man i am boring... )

Last edited by killer_bunny; 12-20-2003 at 06:24 PM.


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