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September 11, 2002 12:05:04 AM

I am running Red Hat 7.2 and Win XP Pro on a dual boot machine. I know how to mount my windows partition in Red Hat I would just like to have it do it automatically on boot. Could someone let me know how?

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September 11, 2002 12:46:38 AM

As root, you need to edit your fstab located in /etc/ so that it auto-mounts. Yours should look something like this:
<pre>/dev/hda1 /windows/windows_c vfat defaults,user,noauto</pre><p>You need to change the "noauto" to just "auto", reboot and that partition should now be automatically mounted.




Disregard my previous post.
September 11, 2002 1:15:22 PM

Does WinXP Pro use NTFS? If so, it might need to say ntfs instead of vfat, and have the ro (read only) option set.

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September 11, 2002 6:32:34 PM

XP uses either or, like NT/2000, depends upon the user.

Disregard my previous post.
September 11, 2002 6:34:50 PM

yeah, listen to what poorboy said...if it's NTFS, you'd only want to make the partition read-only because writing to NTFS is just too dangerous (but you'd have to recompile the kernel so that wouldn't be a problem anyway).

Disregard my previous post.
September 11, 2002 6:48:25 PM

I'll remember to set it as read only. Don't want my computer going crazy on me because of one little mistake.

I crossed the line into insanity so long ago I no longer have any idea which way to go to get further from the line.
September 11, 2002 7:50:28 PM

I don't even give Linux access to my NTFS partition. I have a FAT32 partition that I use as a go-between OS's.



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September 11, 2002 8:26:28 PM

I was to partition my drive with a FAT 32 system shared between the OSes would I be able to partition it and change the disk format using Partition Magic 7, or would my files be deleted in the repartitioning and changing the format?


I crossed the line into insanity so long ago I no longer have any idea which way to go to get further from the line.
September 11, 2002 10:05:05 PM

You know how like, if you shove a 500uF capicator in a 110v socket, then walk into the men's room and throw it into one of the urinals that is being used...people all of a sudden want you dead?

Partitioning is the urinal, and the capicator is partition conversion.

Don't throw that in there!!!!!!!!!!

P@ll4dium f0r L1f3!
September 11, 2002 10:25:35 PM

I like that imagery and I get the point.

I crossed the line into insanity so long ago I no longer have any idea which way to go to get further from the line.
September 13, 2002 3:18:56 AM

Lucky for me I noticed that I never converted my file structure format when I upgraded to XP. I am still running FAT32!!

I crossed the line into insanity so long ago I no longer have any idea which way to go to get further from the line.
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