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Re: [tlug] Partition Mounting Strategies

When I installed, I noticed that I could see the fat drives from the disk
druid menu, so I just mounted them during installation by typing in
/fatdata01 in the mount box and then making sure that it is to remain fat
and not be formatted.

Worked fine.


Micheal E Cooper & Rie Tanaka
Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Muller" <>
To: "TLUG" <>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 12:15 AM
Subject: [tlug] Partition Mounting Strategies

> Today I took the plunge and installed RedHat 7.3 in place of Mandrake.
> It will obviously take a bit of playing around to get used to some of
> the differences, but one thing I noticed off the bat is that RH, in the
> basic configuration, does not automatically mount my CD drives and
> Windows partitions the way that Mandrake did.
> I had some cron backup jobs that had been copying to my external USB
> drive, which is a FAT Windows partition. I can access it by mounting the
> partition before running each backup, but it would be simpler for me if
> I could just have this (and a couple of other partitions) just mounted
> on startup.
> I tried to accomplish this by editing /etc/fstab according to the
> instructions in the RedHat online manual like this:
> /dev/sda5 /mnt/win_h vfat noauto,owner,users 0 0
> But it is not mounted when I restart. Can someone tell me what I need to
> do here?
> Thanks,
> Chuck

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