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



On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 01:48, 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 1:34 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
> 

Glad to hear that is working.  and yes the learning curve is quite
steep. but stick with it!!! You'll come to enjoy Fedora quite a bit

MC


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