RH 7.1 - Can't See DOS Drives

RH 7.1 - Can't See DOS Drives

Post by Max Im » Mon, 16 Sep 2002 06:18:42



Running RH 7.1 on a dual boot system.

One drive for Linux, one drive with two partitions for WIN98.

Can't see the DOS drives although they're being mounted at bootup.  Run the
mount command and it shows both drives as mounted.

Lines added to FSTAB :

/dev/hda1    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0
/dev/hda5    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0

What am I doing wrong?

Many Thanks
Max

 
 
 

RH 7.1 - Can't See DOS Drives

Post by mjt » Mon, 16 Sep 2002 06:31:25



> One drive for Linux, one drive with two partitions for WIN98.

> Can't see the DOS drives although they're being mounted at bootup.  Run the
> mount command and it shows both drives as mounted.

> Lines added to FSTAB :

> /dev/hda1    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0
> /dev/hda5    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0

no no no no no !!!!!!  you dont mount them to the root partition.
here's a snippet from my /etc/fstab from one of my machines:

/dev/hda6       /mnt/windows/e  vfat    auto,user 0 0
/dev/hda16      /mnt/windows/f  vfat    auto,user 0 0

be sure you have the mount point (directories) created
(ie /mnt/windows/e & f or whatever you want to call them)

it is customary to create your mount points in the /mnt directory

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RH 7.1 - Can't See DOS Drives

Post by christian Monter » Mon, 16 Sep 2002 07:29:53


Max Imo escribi::

Quote:> Running RH 7.1 on a dual boot system.

> One drive for Linux, one drive with two partitions for WIN98.

> Can't see the DOS drives although they're being mounted at bootup.  Run the
> mount command and it shows both drives as mounted.

> Lines added to FSTAB :

> /dev/hda1    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0
> /dev/hda5    /    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0

edit your fstab file so it says something like this

/dev/hda1    /mnt/win_c    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0
/dev/hda5    /mnt/win_d    vfat    defaults,unmask=002    0 0

then do this
mkdir /mnt/win_c
mkdir /mnt/win_d

now you can mount your partitions and they will load automagically every
time you boot

Good Luck

Christian Montero

 
 
 

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