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    Mounting a triple partitioned drive

    I run FreeBsd 7.0 on my home server and want to add several external drives to it so that everyone on my network can get to them with Samba, but I'm confused about what to do. The drive is a usb device with three separate partitions two of which are FAT32 and the other one is NTFS. Mounting commands and other tutorials don't seem to help and I have crashed my box three times now following tutorials. Any help would be appreciated.

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    using freeBSD 7.0 with a USB HD I find the drive is "da0" and the relevant partitions are
    "da0s1" (NTFS) "da0s2" (hidden FAT32)

    now using appropriate commands

    "mount_ntfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt"
    "mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s2 /mnt"

    do as expected. See "man mount"
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