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Old 10-28-2004, 05:36 AM   #1
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Editing fstab

Hi all this is my first time with Yoper one quick question, I would like a FAT partition to be automounted on boot up so I can access the contents I have tried editing fstab and so far nothing works what is the line I would need to add to my fstab.

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Old 10-28-2004, 07:18 AM   #2
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try something along the lines of:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows fat32 (not sure about options tho...)

(assuming windows is 1st partition)

sorry i couldn't be more help.

I have also had problems mounting windows partitions recently (ie won't mount on boot, and will not allow me to write to them, can only access as root) and i havn't been able to find a suitable solution.

Hang in there, something may come up.
Old 10-31-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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Like "Gay R0b0t" (nice name ) said add something like:

/dev/hda2 /mnt/wherever vfat auto,rw

I think the last bit is right, i'm in windows at the moment so I can't check. You need the auto is you want it to automatically mount everytime Linux boots, and I think you need the rw to make it not read only. You may have problems writing to it if is an NTFS partition (of course if it is NTFS you replace the VFAT with NTFS).
Old 11-05-2004, 06:04 AM   #4
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Here's the fstab entry I use. I've always found it automatically mounted, plus I have the read/write permissions. AFAIK ntfs is not supported for read/write.

/dev/hdb1		/mnt/win		vfat	users,owner,rw,umask=000	0 0
Hope it helps.
Old 11-27-2004, 09:06 AM   #5
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try something like:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/hdb1,--,rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0

Last edited by henryg; 11-27-2004 at 09:08 AM.


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