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Old 09-24-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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How To Mount The Windows Drives In Linux at Startup

i am beginner to linux and have some problems the first one is...

>> ok i want my windows drives to be monted automatically every time i start linux, so can sm one tell me how to do it.

>> i mounted my windwos dirve in linux using
mount /dev/hda1 -t vfat /mnt/windows
but when i rebooted my system and tried to mount the drive again using the same command i got an error saying mnt/windows does not exists

so kindly tell me how to mount the drive once and then automate it every time at startup..

i would be very thankful if i could get sm help from anyone out there....

Old 09-24-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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What distro is it?
You have to edit the /etc/fstab file, to mount at boot time. Take a look at, its easy. Make a backup copy and then try to edit it.
Each line is one drive mounted and its options.
Old 09-24-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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Right......its kinda confusing what your trying to do, but the reason that /mnt/windows is not found is because you haven't created that directory yet, so to create a directory type this in:

mkdir /mnt/windows

if you don't want to type mount /dev/hda1 ........../mnt/windows all the time you have to edit your /etc/fstab file, such as :
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat default,owner 0 0(this is just an example)

after that you only need to type mount /mnt/windows

ok and why do you want to mount your window drives anyways?? do you have one harddrive or two?? tell us more about your problem so that we can help you.

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