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Old 02-16-2005, 03:34 AM   #1
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Mounting hard Disk (Slave)

I have 80 GB Hard Disk (40 Linux and 40 Windows).

Linux loads up windows partitions fine, I do have a second hard disk which has my windows and other files, I need to mount my slave HD at system startup or at any time I need.

How can I do that (what is the command)? Which file is responsible for loading system files at startup?

Old 02-16-2005, 03:40 AM   #2
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You first need a mount point i.e /mn/slave
Then add an entry in /etc/fstab
You might need to mount it with a umask that gives
everyone who uses the system access and not just root.

man fstab
Old 03-17-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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if it is the first partition on your primary slave you have your files on, it will probably be

if not try "cfdisk /dev/hdb" and you will see if its /dev/hdb1 or /dev/hdb2 or whatever

type "mkdir /mnt/slave"

then in your /etc/fstab put an entry something like

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/slave ntfs defaults 0 0

if it's not ntfs file system try with vfat instead.

however if you want all users to have access to it and you don't want to mount it
at boot time but whenever you feel like it try something like

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/slave ntfs user,umask=000,noauto 0 0

then whenever you want to mount it just type
"mount /mnt/slave"
and when you want to unmount it type
"umount /mnt/slave"

you have to figure out how you want to set the permissions with umask

good luck


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