have to mount every time i boot- need help

By naveen ยท 5 replies
Oct 21, 2005
  1. hi,
    I am running a 'windows xp' and 'fedora core4' on my computer. I have mounted the windows drive on Fedora. But the problem is i have to mount the drives every time i boot.
    I have used "mount /dev/hdax /home/winp" (x->drive no.s.) to mount the drives ..
    please help me regarding this.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have to put the coresponding entry in the /etc/fstab file. It would look something like this:
    /dev/hdax /home/winxp ntfs defaults 0 0
    That is assuming your WIndows filesystem is ntfs. Instead of defaults you may want to put some options like ro or uid=
  3. naveen

    naveen TS Rookie Topic Starter


    My filesystem is 'W95 FAT32'. I updated the /etc/fstab file with
    "/dev/hda5 /home/winp FAT32 defaults 0 0"
    while booting it said: unrecognizable partition(something like that)
    I also tried " /dev/hda5 /home/winp W95 FAT32 defaults 0 0"
    while booting it said : line 9 is bad(something like that, it was the 9th line of 'fstab')
    But it didnt work. am i missing something.

  4. Fade_to_Blah

    Fade_to_Blah TS Rookie

    /dev/hdax /home/winxp vfat defaults 0 0

    That should do it I believe
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    type msdos works for fat and fat32 :slurp:
    xp of course 'should be' ntfs
  6. naveen

    naveen TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thnak u, u guys wer of gr8 help..
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