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Automount "fat" partition

Postby DapperMe17 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:40 am

First of all, thanks for a "really" nicely organized Mint derivative, Merlwiz. I'm installing it, above the rest(!), on every computer known to man :lol: The simple, linear layout & newly added color themes make it a perfect choice for those mildly intimidated by technology. Keep up the nice work.

My question is this...

I have a "fat32" partition that is located at "/dev/sda3" which is not loaded at startup, because it doesn't exist in fstab.
Could someone offer me the detail that I need on the line that I will start as /dev/sda3... :?:

Would this do the trick.............

sudo mkdir /media/sda3

/dev/sda3 /media/sda3 vfat umask=0,defaults 0 2 :?:
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Re: Automount "fat" partition

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:00 am

We have been discussing a GUI for this, but it really is simple
Two steps are needed and you have indeed written them down - did you edit the post because I don't think I saw that when I started to write...
I'm not quite sure about the line for fstab - you can find it quite easily
Mount it manually - I suppose double clicking works in XFCE as in main..
Look in mtab for sda3 and use that line
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Re: Automount "fat" partition

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:23 pm

Husse wrote:Mount it manually - I suppose double clicking works in XFCE as in main..

For some reason it won't show in thunar.
It did in Gutsy but somehow got removed in hardy.
Might be the XFCE development team that did it, since Zenwalk didn't work either.
Might need to bring back mintDisk and have it mount anything not already mounted or usb.
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Re: Automount "fat" partition

Postby DapperMe17 on Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:18 am

Thanks Husse & Merlwiz, works great. :D
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