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Old 05-15-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Okay, I have fedora and I was wondering how to navigate to hdb (the slave drive) I see it mounted under dev/hdb but i need the DIRECTORY path to the drive. please help me out guys!
 
Old 05-15-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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You will probably need to mount the drive yourself (if it's not already done). Check out the contents of the /etc/fstab file, and see if it mentions /dev/hdb1 anywhere, and if so what the associated directory is. You should be able to cd to that directory and see your files

If it's not in there, you'll need to mount it yourself. The usual place is under /mnt/, but it might be different on Fedora?
Assuming that it's /mnt, create a directory /mnt/slave, or something like that, and run (as root) mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/slave.

You should be able to cd to /mnt/slave and see your files. If you like, you can add a line to /etc/fstab to mount /mnt/slave on bootup.

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Old 05-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Type mount in a terminal and you'll see what filesystems are mounted to your hdb drive.. you should see something like this with these lines...

/dev/hdb1 on /some/path/here type ext3 (rw)
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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and one more thing about this, when I boot up Fedora, it loads really really slow. I have a 2ghz with 512mb of ram, and I'm not sure why it loads so slow (this is when it's still in unix examining hard drives and chipsets)
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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and one more thing about this, when I boot up Fedora, it loads really really slow. I have a 2ghz with 512mb of ram, and I'm not sure why it loads so slow (this is when it's still in unix examining hard drives and chipsets)
What is "really really slow" cause it can be different between people! I say something that takes minutes upon minutes is rather slow for a computer to boot up.. so are we talking seconds or minutes, hours.. days.. weeks.. ? And what is the exact output on your screen? Is your system doing fsck's or something?
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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it's taking about 15 minutes to start when it is examining discs
 
Old 05-16-2005, 03:06 PM   #7
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I tried to mount the drive and it says it dosen't support ntfs. Is there an addon package that I can get so it supports ntfs?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:44 PM   #8
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Well, I don't use Fedora myself, but Google and fedorafaq.org suggest http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/index.html for read-only support.
Writing to an NTFS partition is still a little hazy...if you're going to need to do that, I sort of suggest that you back up your files before trying it Nevertheless, the same website suggests http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/ as your best bet for NTFS write-support.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 07:02 PM   #9
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what kernal is fedora? i686?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 08:08 PM   #10
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Your computer is probably i686, yes, but Fedora looks like it's compiled for either x86 64-bit architectures or for generic i386 (which is 32-bit i386 right on up through i686). That's according to http://fedora.redhat.com/, at any rate
Wikipedia is great for explaining this kind of thing.
 
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what kernal is fedora? i686?

Depending upon what version of the Fedora core you have, the kernel version will change. Usually Fedora core 3 runs (by default, I believe) version 2.4..., and Fedora core 4 runs 2.6.... Earlier versions, I surmise (big word!), run 2.4 and below.
 
  


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