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Old 09-10-2003, 07:16 AM   #1
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Question Switch from Mandrake to Redhat, and have a few questions

I recently switched from Mandrake 9.0 to Redhat 9.0, simply because Mandrake could not recognize my sound card. Anyways, I have a lot of questions and would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out here.

1. In Mandrake 9.0, my hda1 would mount automatically, yet now every time I start Redhat 9.0, I have to open up a terminal, login as root, and then type "mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c". Is there anyway to make this automatic? (I have 2 hard drives, hda1 is for windows while hdb is for linux)

2. I use kppp to connect to the internet via dial-up. However, with Redhat it requires that I type in the root password to access it (in normal user mode). This wasn't the case with Mandrake, how can I get around it? (or is there a better free alternative to kppp)

3. Mandrake recognizes the windows key on my keyboard yet Redhat does not to, why?

Hope someone can answer these questions.

S. Faruque
Old 09-10-2003, 08:57 AM   #2
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Hi Faruque,

U don't need to type command every time. U can put that command in
bash_profile file.

Then ur windows partition will mount automatically every time u login.
Old 09-10-2003, 09:39 AM   #3
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how do I do that?
Old 09-10-2003, 10:48 AM   #4
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To automatically mount my widows partition I put the entry in the fstab found in /etc .Edit it as root and follow the syntax of the items in the fstab ,sorry can't be of more help
Old 09-10-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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1. Change the line in /etc/fstab for your windows partition to this

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat auto,owner,users 0 0

If it is an ms-dos partion instead of Windows vfat change the vfat to msdos

2. As root
rm /usr/bin/kppp
chmod u+s /sbin/kppp
ln -s /usr/sbin/kppp /usr/bin/kppp

3. Don't know
Old 09-10-2003, 11:59 PM   #6
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or you could put an entry on fstab like this (as root ):
# kwrite /etc/fstab
add this:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat defaults 0 0
if you want to write to the drive as a user, first add a group (win could be the name), add your user to the group and just make sure you know the gid, so you can change, for example:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat gid=501,umask=002 0 0
the gid will give users from that group permission of 775 (rwx-rwx-r-x) to the drive. Thw drive will mount EVERYTIME you boot the computer


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