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Old 11-13-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
louisJ
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How to mount a particular directory from a device


Hi

I put this line in my /etc/fstab
/dev/sda5 /media/D vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0
which works fine.
However I would like to only mount a particular directory from sda5 into /media/D....like this:
/dev/sda5/Documents\ And\ Settings/Me /media/D vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0

is it possible and how?

Thank you
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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I don't believe it's possible to mount a specific directory (not from a physical device, at least, although it can be done with things like nfs shares). Unless there's some advanced technique I've never heard about.

It is possible to mount a device in one place, then use the "-bind" option to create an additional mount point for a directory residing inside it though.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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Ok thanks David

the problem with bind is that I'll two locations with the same data.

any other idea?
 
  


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