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Old 26th June 2005, 05:15 PM
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Crash when I edit fstab to mount vfat drives

I posted earlier about trying to access my windows 98 drives from Linux and I received advice about adding some lines to fstab. However, when I do this, the system is pretty much locked up, and I lose my desktop icons and wallpaper. I am using gedit to edit the file. I have used a Knoppix live cd and it automatically recognized the drives in read-only mode, so the fact that the windows partitions are on a Promise 66 ata controller card isn't the reason. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks....
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Old 26th June 2005, 06:25 PM
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Post your fstab along with a brief explaination of what you are trying to do
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Old 26th June 2005, 06:33 PM
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use this tread it may help

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Old 27th June 2005, 05:29 AM
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try to use mount to mount the partition first ,if you can and meet no problem then try to edit you fstab file and add rw option to be able to write on it
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Old 28th June 2005, 07:46 AM
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Crash when I edit fstab to mount drives

Here's my fstab file....
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details

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
LABEL=/opt /opt ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=SWAP-hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0

/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

And here's the mount command I used that worked.
mount -t vfat -o ro /dev/hdg1 /mnt/windows

I still wish to edit fstab without the computer locking up. I think one of the problems I had was referencing /dev/hdg instead of /dev/hdg1. Could using a gui editor cause the lockup?
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