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Old 11-15-2004, 04:57 AM   #1
hypoglycemic
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mount a subfolder of /hda2


I'm dual booting fc2 and XP. I can mount the root of these XP partitins no problem. I would however like to mount a few sub-folder (all my java and scheme files) from /dev/hda2/java and /dev/hda2/scheme to home/me/java etc.

Problem is, /hda2 is a file and not a directory so how can I mount it?

I tried to mount off another mount: /mnt/red and point it to my home folder.
red is the XP partition
mount /mnt/red/java /home/me/java
except it says the mount is not a block device

any thoughts?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:35 AM   #2
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I am not quite sure what you mean.

It sounds to meas if /dev/hda2 is already mounted and /java and /scheme are subfolder on this partition. In that case you should try to set a link in you home directory that points to those folders (see: man ln).

If those are compressed files, however, then may might be able to mount them with the loop option of mount (mount -o loop /dev/hda2/java /home/me/java)
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:27 AM   #3
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yep ln is perfect
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