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Old 02-07-2002
Bug Mounting on boot up

Is there a recognised way of mounting drives/network connections on bootup?

I realise you can do this by adding the mount command to the 'bashrc' file, but for some rearon this does not seem to be the way i would expect you are supposed to do it.


# 2  
Old 02-07-2002
more info

Please give us more information about your system.
uname -a
regards joerg
# 3  
Old 02-07-2002
Yeah sure - im running redhat linux (7.2) and basically want to mount my floppy + cdrom, and also mount a samba share to my win2000 machine so they are all available on boot up.
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Old 02-07-2002

Sorry no linux admin !
Only unix solaris 2.x experience.
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Old 02-07-2002

Cheers anyway mate!
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Old 02-07-2002
You want to modify the /etc/fstab file. Anything in there NOT listed as noauto should mount. But you may have problems if the resources aren't available... What I would do if list them in there as noauto, then bring them up manually...

For example, one line in my /etc/fstab might be:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy defaults,noauto 1 1

At the command prompt, I can just type:
mount /dev/fd0
or in some case, just "mount fd0".

Check the man page for mount, and fstab for more info.
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Old 02-07-2002
Originally posted by nicfellows
Yeah sure - im running redhat linux (7.2) and basically want to mount my floppy + cdrom, and also mount a samba share to my win2000 machine so they are all available on boot up.

Here is my /etc/fstab

/dev/fd0 /fl auto defaults,user,noauto 0 0

/dev/cdrom /cd iso9660 defaults,ro,users,noauto 0 0

and when I want to mount CDROM or Floppy I just type mount /cd or mount /fl. option user in /etc/fstab alows anyone to mount the device.

BTW You can try to mount CD or floppy by bootup by replacing option 'noauto' with 'auto'. And mounting floppy and cdrom on boot is bad idea as system will hang for few minute(s) if tray is empty
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