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Old 02-15-2009, 05:12 AM   #1
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mount disk on startup

I would like to mount two of my partitions on startup, can someone please help me figure it out.

My current fstab is
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda8
UUID=af57d691-48c3-4f07-a864-ae408a015c75 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
and my current fdisk is
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x86c386c3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3824 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3825 19457 125572072+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 3825 7648 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 7649 12110 35840983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 12111 16708 36933403+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 16709 19457 22081311 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 2029 MB, 2029518848 bytes
243 heads, 32 sectors/track, 509 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 7776 * 512 = 3981312 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 510 1981936 b W95 FAT32
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(249, 242, 32) logical=(509, 184, 32)
I would like to mount sda1 and sda5 in the media folder and Im not sure of a good permissions setting. Thanks very much and I hope its not too difficult
Old 02-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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I have a new problem

by looking through the help files, I found out how but for some reason when I try to mount as a user and not as super user it won't allow me. It gives the message
cannot mount the device using FUSE library or something
Can someone please help, thanks very much
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Make sure you have the package ntfs-3g installed. For filesystem type, put ntfs-3g on both drives. After that, see if you still get the error messages.
Old 02-15-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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Try this

In the terminal type
vim /etc/fstab
add the lines

/dev/sda1               /media/disk-1           ntfs-3g    defaults        0 0
/dev/sda5               /media/disk-2           ntfs-3g    defaults        0 0
save the fstab file

Then mount all with this command
mount -a
make sure you create the directories disk-1 and disk-2 in the media directory before doing this.

EDIT: also do what digerati1338 says as well.

Last edited by lassik; 02-15-2009 at 07:07 PM. Reason: update
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Don't use /media for that. /media is where hal creates and deletes directories when automounting removable drives. If /dev/sdb is a removable device, then you don't want it mounted when you boot. You can't count on it having the same device node the next time, and if it isn't plugged in, booting will fail. You need to use the &quot;noauto&quot; option for removable drives.

Read the mount man page and the mount.ntfs manpage. You will want to use the &quot;uid&quot;, &quot;gid&quot;, &quot;fmask&quot; options so that you will be able to access the NTFS filesystem. You need the 'x' bit set on directories to be able to enter them. You don't want the 'x' bit set for files on an NTFS partition. The permissions of all of the directories and all of the files are the same, and determined at boot time.

Last edited by jschiwal; 02-15-2009 at 03:36 PM.


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