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Old 08-15-2001, 12:09 AM   #1
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RH7.1 Install succeded - But RH does mount the sec slave drive


RH Install is perfectly fine [SERVER-class with both KDE and GNOME] on my new 20gb hard disk.

Now, my old 4 gb hard disk which had an installation of the same linux, I've put as a sec slave drive.

The connection is fine, MS-DOS fdisk detects the drive and displays partition information.

And while booting linux, I see some messages that hint RH has also detected it. But how do I MOUNT that hard disk ?? I have some important that I want to salvage before I format the 4 gb and install win98 on it.

Thanks,

A.A.
 
Old 08-15-2001, 07:24 AM   #2
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if u want to keep mounting it for a long time, add an entry into /etc/fstab.
find the device it's on (like /dev/hdb1) and add (w/o quotes):
"/dev/hdb1 /mnt/tmpdrv vfat defaults 1 1"
now make the /mnt/tmpdrv directory, and now u can mount it like "mount /mnt/tmpdrv".

if its just a one-timer, make a dir to mount it on and mount it with the full syntax like:
"mount /dev/hdb1 -o rw /mnt/tmpdrv -t vfat"
where -o is for options like rw (readwrite) or ro (readonly) and -t is for the filesystem type, wich will be of type fat or vfat.
read "man mount" for more
 
Old 08-16-2001, 01:03 AM   #3
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It Works; However..

Thank you, unSpawn.

The command works; only, my filesystem is no 'vfat', but 'ext2'
 
  


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