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Old 08-28-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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mounting other partitions to /home


i recently tried to mount a vfat partition (with mp3's etc) to my /home/usr directory. it basically crashed x for that usr, so i created a new user and other stuff to try and fix it, and eventually realized it was just that mount problem. as soon as i mounted it back to /mnt/files everything was fine. does anyone know why this creates difficulties? i know it's not a big deal, but it would be more convenient to have this storage readily accessible in my home directory.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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Was it already mounted in /mnt or anything.. ??

Should have problems if you make the necessary changes in your fstab file to have it mount to an empty directory in your users /home directory...
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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If you create a directory say /home/user/files then you should be able to mount the vfat partition to that directory.

I assume you really did mount the vfat partition to /home/user. If so then all files under the /home/user would of been inaccessable and there are hidden files in your home directory that x uses.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:50 PM   #4
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i see, my mount directory files/ replaced usr/ within /home - so if i just create a new directory in /home/usr and mount in that i should be ok?
 
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