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Re: Drive not showing up in "Computer" - Beginner - SUCCESS



----- Original Message -----
From: "Micheal" <sundance sundanceloki com>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 1:34 AM
Subject: Re: Drive not showing up in "Computer" - Beginner


> On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 01:31, Bradley (FC2 List) wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Micheal" <sundance sundanceloki com>
> > To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
> > Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 1:01 AM
> > Subject: Re: Drive not showing up in "Computer" - Beginner
> >
> >
> > > On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 00:49, Bradley (FC2 List) wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 00:34, Bradley (FC2 List) wrote:
> > > > > > I have a 6 gig IDE drive, secondary master that I would like to
use
> > to
> > > > share
> > > > > > files across OSs. It does not show up in the "Computer" group
with
> > > > > > filesystem and CD drives. Do I need to edit something to make
this
> > show
> > > > up?
> > > > > > The file system is fat32. I am using FC2 and Gnome.
> > > > >
> > > > > Could you post your /etc/fstab file? This is what controls what
drives
> > > > > get "mounted" to what file system
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > MC
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the reply:
> > > >
> > > > LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults
> > > > 1 1
> > > > LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults
> > > > 1 2
> > > > none                    /dev/pts                devpts
gid=5,mode=620
> > > > 0 0
> > > > none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults
> > > > 0 0
> > > > none                    /proc                   proc    defaults
> > > > 0 0
> > > > none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults
> > > > 0 0
> > > > /dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults
> > > > 0 0
> > > > /dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660
> > > > noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
> > > > /dev/cdrom1             /mnt/cdrom1             udf,iso9660
> > > > noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
> > > > /dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto
> > > > noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Thanks Bradley
> > >
> > > Well the drive is not showing up in fstab, so it is not getting
mounted,
> > > hence it showing up in Computer.
> > >
> > > First click on the "Red Hat" then system tools then hardware browser.
> > > Type in your root password. Let it find your hardware, and then click
on
> > > hard drives. Make sure the 6 GB drive is showing up there. If it is
> > > great move on. If not, then it is not being detected,  boot into the
> > > bios and make sure it is detected there. If not check the jumper
> > > settings on the drive. If it is then check /var/log/messages for any
> > > errors
> > >
> > > If the drive shows up in the Hardware Browser, which I think it will,
> > > then you just have to edit /etc/fstab to have it mounted on boot.
Note
> > > the name of the drive that is 6GB it should be /dev/hdb or something
> > > similar.
> > >
> > > Add this line to the bottom of the file.
> > > /dev/mydrive(hdb1 or 2 or whatever)            /mnt/share
> > > vfat    user,showexec,umask=0,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1  0 0
> > >
> > > Make sure that you have a /mnt/share directory. It does not have to be
> > > expicitly named share, anything will work so long as the file matches
> > > the directory.
> > >
> > > to mount the drive as root type mount --all
> > >
> > > Let me know if this helps
> > >
> > >
> > > MC
> > >
> > Michael,
> >   I think I was able to do all you suggested. When I enter the
mount --all
> > command, I get this error:
> > wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc, or too many
mounted
> > file systems.
> >
> > The drive shows up in "computer" as "share" and gives me the same error
when
> > I try to open.
> >
> > Thanks
> > b
> >
>
> Try /dev/hdc1 in your /etc/fstab file. hdc is the drive hdc1 is the
> partition. Sorry I wasn't clear on that :)
>
> MC

Michael,
  It's working now. It was actually /dev/hdc5  an extended? partition.

Thanks for the help. LOTS to learn but you have to start somewhere.

b



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