I Want To Automount My Hard Drive!!!

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Old 11-05-2002
I Want To Automount My Hard Drive!!!

Smilie Im as newbie as they come.......
I just loaded Red Hat 8.0 on my computer. I have a second hard drive that i reformatted with a Fat32 so I could share it with my XP and Linux partions....... I have like 4000 mp3's on it and i would like to get it to auto mount when Linux boots....?
Or i would at least like to be able to mount it in my user login instead of having to log in as root every time....

the whole fstab thing still kinda blows my mind but hopefully ill get it figured out eventually.Smilie

my hard drive is /dev/hdb1 so if somone could maybe give me the command line i could use to get this done????

Thank you very much for the help..
It really is appreciated...
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Old 11-05-2002
Make a directory like /win and then you'll want something like this in your fstab:

/dev/hdb1 /win msdos rw 0 0
# 3  
Old 11-05-2002
Well.... the directory im trying to mount it to is /mnt/hdb1 and the hard drive is just used for storage and it doesnt have an OS on it... i have win xp and RH8 on my main drive just partitioned in half... does this make a difference or is the line above what i should still use? (I understand that i would substitute /mnt/hdb1 for /win)

thanks for your help
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Old 11-05-2002
The file system type should be vfat and not msdos, right?
# 5  
Old 11-05-2002
so now if i do that will it auto mount on startup or do i still have to do something else beofore it will do that?... what do i have to do to the fstab?

# 6  
Old 11-05-2002
You must edit the fstab file and add the appropriate line.

This is nicely described in the man page for mount, so if you execute the

man mount

and print or read this man page you will have a nice description of how to set up your fstab file.
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