Mounting free space
Posted on 2002-03-16
Hi folks, I have created the dir /mnt/free-space and I'm trying to have it mount on boot up.
My problem is what do I call it and what do I set the file type to, the line that I tried caused an error and I had to go in and delete the entry in vi as it booted up.
/dev/hda /mnt/free-space auto defaults 1 2
My understanding of it is this.
/dev/hda :first hard drive, I wasn't sure which partition to give it, I tried 7 which was the next free number unused.
/mnt/free-space :Directory into which the partition is read.
auto :Seeing as it is free space I thought the system would be able to work it out, as its unformatted as yet
defaults :My understanding of this is the different types of installed systems that it will accommodate
1 2 :I'm not to sure here apart from a guess that its to do with the order in which the devices are mounted.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Your friendly bushranger,