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Old 12-08-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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How can I access both /home directories on separate HHDS?

I have two HHDs, one with mandrake 9.1 and the other mandrake 9.2/windoze. Triple booting and trying to set mount points(r+w) for my /home partition(s) from one mdk to another.

The partitioning summary is:

Maxtor HHD (hda (windoze/mandrake 9.2)
win_c (hda1)
win_d (hda5)
win_e (hda6)
/boot (hda7)
swap (hda8)
/ (hda9)
/usr (hda10)
/home (hda11)
/tmp (hda12)
/var (hda13)

Maxtor HHD (hdb 9mandrake 9.1)
/boot (hdb1)
swap (hdb5)
/ (hdb6)
/usr (hdb7)
/home (hdb8)
/tmp (hdb9)
/var (hdb10)

Now, I can access the other HHD via cli by mounting /dev/hdxx /home and read the files (haven't tried to write to them just yet). But that seems to deny access to the current /home directory, besides, I'm lazy and would rather have a "purtee" gui file manager. What I'm wondering is, how to set the mount points in fstab (mainly I just need r+w to the /home directories) and have access to both /home directories?

I have tried to set mount points in fstab as:
/dev/hdxx /mnt/home reiserfs notail 1 2/0 0
/dev/hdxx /home reiserfs notail 1 2/0 0
/dev/hdxx /home/estatik resiserfs notail 1 2/0 0
with no luck.

It is possible to have two partitions named "/home" mounted at the same time?


Last edited by estatik; 12-08-2003 at 09:41 AM.
Old 12-08-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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It is possible to have two partitions named "/home" mounted at the same time?
well the partitions aer not called "/home" that is simply the mount point. why do you need two /home partitions in the first place though? just use the one, unless you have substantially conflicting software on each one. but in that case, i'd say jsut use a different user or such like.

to mount the ohter partition, just clone the existing /home entry, but change the obviosu issues, mount point, dev entry etc...


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