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Old 08-26-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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Symlink or Mount or Another Technique?

Just installed Mandrake 10.0 and am very new at Linux. I have mp3 files on a second hard drive that I would like to make available through my Apache webserver. The document root for Apache is on the primary hard drive. What is the appropriate way to make the mp3's appear to be within the Apache document root? Mount the directory under the document root? Do something with symlink (which I don't really understand). Thanks for the coaching. --Jeff
Old 08-26-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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Yes you have to first mount that hard drive and then make a symlink within the apache root folder, that would point to ur destination (where it is mounted)

to mount a hard drive you need to know its number

fdisk -l

would give you the list of partitions of all your hard drives

according to my fdisk -l, my windows drive is on /dev/hda1

so to mount it i use the following command

mount /dev/hda1 <location> (i use /mnt/windows)

to make a symbolic link type ln -s <link Name> <target>

for example to make a sym link for /mnt/windows/songs i'll type

ln -s mysongs /mnt/windows/songs


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