[oclug] Help a Newbie - access files in another partition?
will at xsibase.com
Tue Nov 18 12:39:13 EST 2003
I am doing the same as well question is how do I obtian write access to the
entire drive? Write now I am able to write via su, below are my fstab
settings for my scsi drive
/dev/sdc1 /mnt/vfat vfat auto,quiet,exec 0 0
On November 18, 2003 12:29 pm, Ari Rosberg wrote:
> > There is a little more info required to get an exact answer though.
> > Are your hard drives IDE or SCSI? Assuming they are IDE are they
> > primary or secondary
> > and master or slave? We need that info to give you an exact entry.
> > In linux speak primary master=/dev/hda primary slave=/dev/hdb
> > secondary master=/dev/hdc and secondary slave=/dev/hdd
> > SCSI uses a different numbering system based on device ID.
> Yes, the drives are IDE. My primary master has 3 partitions: DOS; LINUX;
> LINUX_SWAP. Primary slave has a single DOS partition. I see your
> suggestions re: fstab below and will ty that. Thanks for the help!
> > The file that tells linux what partition to mount where at bootup is
> > /etc/fstab
> > It's just a text file so edit with pico/nedit/vi/your_choice that does
> > plain text
> > (like Notepad in windows - not Word!).
> > Back it up before you start editing it.
> > type man 5 fstab at a command line prompt to see information on what's
> > in this file and why.
> > If I make a wild guess that your second drive is IDE primary slave
> > and you want it to show on your linux system as /mnt/windows_data
> > then you would add a line to your fstab that says something like
> > /dev/hdb /mnt/windows_data vfat defaults 0 0
> > Similarly to mount your first partition of the primary master
> > as /mnt/windows_system then you would add a line to your fstab
> > that says something like
> > /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows_system vfat defaults 0 0
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