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Old 04-14-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hey all. I installed Mandrake 9.1 this weekend and I've been having a lot of fun w/ it. When I log in under KDE the second drive in my box pops up on the desk top. It's a FAT32 disc and when I click on it KDE does an automatic temp mount and everything is great. The problem is that I'm starting to like Gnome better and it doesn't have this newbie friendly auto-mount deal. My friend that has sold me on using Linux told me to make the mount permanent I need to modify the fstab. Can someone help me with the commands to do this? I really appreciate the help.

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add something like:
/dev/hda1     /mnt/windows    vfat     defaults,umask=000   0   0
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Is there anything I need to type before that to get to some sort o fstab prompt, or do I just go right into it when I launch the console.
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Edit that into your /etc/fstab file. Needs root access iirc
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After KDE automounts the disk, use the command df(1M) to identify the information that you should type into /etc/fstab. The first item to enter will probably be /dev/hdb1, or something like that. The hd part means IDE disk drive (scsi would be sd), the letter b means that this is the second IDE disk detected, the digit 1 refers to the partition of the disk.


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