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Old 12-06-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 3: Newbie issues with auto-mounting

Hey all. I have recently installed Fedora after trying Ubuntu. And, while I'm getting the hang of setting things up mostly on my own, I've run into a bit of a snag.

I have Windows XP on a separate HD, and Fedora on the secondary HD, sharing the drive with a FAT32 partition that I plan on using to house files readable by both OS. And, while I've figured out how to mount the drive so that Linux can see it, I can't seem to figure out how to edit my fstab to get it to automatically mount. "gedit fstab" brings up the file, but in a read-only format. Also, it has the note that it was edited with fstab-sync, and I cannot seem to find anything that tells me how to use this file or the HAL Daemon that its man file references.

For that matter, I can't figure out how to temporarily mount it so that I have write access, either.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 12-06-2005, 06:49 PM   #2
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You need to be root to edit system files. Try doing "su" first and then "gedit /etc/fstab". You can also use a text based editor like emacs or vim instead of gedit.
Old 12-06-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks, that did it.

Figures it'd be something simple like that.


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