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Old 01-10-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
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Mounting Drives


Can anyone tell me how can I mount the windows drives in my RH9 and how can I mount my kingston flash drive?

I know it has something to do with fstab but I can't do it properly, although I hav tried
Old 01-10-2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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If your windows drive is on hda2 (It may be something different in your case) then you should type
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows
You will have to create the /mnt/windows directory beforehand. Your USB frash drive is probably on sda, so you would do
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive
(once again you will have to create the mount point)

Fstab is for mounting things at boot.
Old 01-10-2005, 08:12 AM   #3
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I have another question as well how come on suse non-root accounts cannot write stuff into the drive(drive is fat32 not ntfs). Is there a way around this?. I try to give other users 755 permission but it just gets rejected by the system.
Old 01-10-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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In order to allow non-root users to write to the flash drive, the individial user must mount the media, not root. In order to do this, you must make an entry into /etc/fstab that specifies "users" as one of the mount options. So, for instance...

/dev/sda1 /mnt/kingston vfat default,users 0 0

Then to mount the drive, as the user (not root)...

mount /mnt/kingston


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