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Old 03-07-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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Mounting Winblows

someone was nice enough to give me the following line to mount Winblows

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t vfat -r -o umask=0222

and it works great, but I have to pull up a terminal and run that at the command line everytime, is their a way to make it permanent??
Old 03-07-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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I made an alias for it. When I type 'winblows' it mounts the file system and moves me there. You could also automount it if you want constant access to it.
Old 03-07-2003, 04:41 PM   #3
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add the following line to your /etc/fstab file...
(/etc/fstab defines what partitions get mounted where at boot-up)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults 1 0

where device == /dev/hda1
mount point == /mnt/windows
file system type == vfat
mount options == defaults
(and then '1 0' and I forget what exactly they do)

for more info type at command prompt
prompt # man fstab
prompt # man mount
Old 03-07-2003, 04:41 PM   #4
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you can add it to /etc/fstab for permanent use
(man fstab)
Old 03-07-2003, 05:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, great help...........
Old 03-12-2003, 04:25 PM   #6
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fixed my problem ! thx


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