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Re: problem in mounting windows drives.

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:51:45 +0000 (GMT), joy jha <for1real yahoo co in> wrote:
> Hello friends,
>  I am a newbie.
>  Previously I was running RHL 9.0. But I installed
> FC-3.
> In RHL 9.0 Icould mount the windows drives as follows:
> step 1:make directory as:"#mkdir /mnt/win_c
> step 2:modified the "fstab" in /etc by adding
>        /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c  vfat
> defaults,users,auto,0,0
>        /dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d  vfat
> defaults,users,auto,0,0
>        ..... and so on for each drive.
> step 3:running the command:
>        #mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c
>   and windows c drive was mounted succesfully.But it
> is not working proprly on FC-3.
> Plz anyone suggest a method to mount the windows
> drives .I have all my windows partitions(drives) in
> fat32 type.
> thanking u all.
>  Joy.

Hi Joy,
It should work just fine.  If you have entries in /etc/fstab, then for
the mount command you need only specify either the device OR the mount
point.  So for your example either:
mount /dev/hda1
mount /mnt/win_c

It looks like maybe you fstab lines are not quite right.  Try:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c  vfat defaults,users,auto 0 0
Note that there are no commas before or between the two '0's.  You
probably should add:
to the options, where <your_uid> is your user name or id number
(probably 500).  So your line would then be:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c  vfat defaults,users,auto,uid=500 0 0

If you still have problems, please write back with details.  Saying it
does not work properly is not going to get you very far usually.  Will
it not mount?  Can you not access it?  etc.


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