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    9.0....

    I will try again tonight....but in the event it doesn't work...is there an alternative way I can do it?

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    Also who are you logged in as? If a reg. user then try logging in as "root" with roots profile and give another whirl. i.e "su - " after logging in as a user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfyant
    Lol....linux ppl are funny...haha
    Who you callin' funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dfyant
    dog....or dawg? 'pends on da street speak y'use..
    Dog with a Jerseyish accent.
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    Ok, I got it!

    Here's what I had to do:

    in the /mnt dir I created a folder called hdb1 and hda5 (represents each hdd and/or partition) and then edited the fstab with the following entry:

    /dev/hda5 /dev/hda5 vfat defaults 0 0
    /dev/hdb1 /dev/hdb1 vfat defaults 0 0


    then, in a terminal session, mount these two with this command:

    mount -a /dev/hda5
    mount -a /dev/hdb1

    ...and it works!

    I have created a "New Launch" on my desktop to be able to access those drives easily!

    Thanks for all your help!!

    Chris

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    Howdy Dfyant,

    The -a switch will mount all drives of
    type, which may not be always required.

    man mount and man fstab will provide a
    lot of usefull info on the topic, as
    mount can take a number of switches as
    can the lines in fstab, ie;

    <dev> /home ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 2

    Good for a fs to be mounted at boot on
    the root fs.

    <dev> /mnt/dosc vfat
    users,exec,dev,rw,noauto 0 0

    Also good for a manual mount as needed,
    ie; mount -t vfat <dev> <mount>

    or from my user accout...

    mount /mnt/dosc

    The 'users' cmd line para allows for
    quick mounting by users, as long as
    there's a mention in the fstab file.

    The two man pages are well worth a read



    jm

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