Fstab Config for External Hard Drives?

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 20 16:39:53 UTC 2009

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:40:44 +0100
> Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> Okay, I don't know how many different ways you will find to ask
>>> this, but here is one way to add these drives to /etc/fstab :
>>> /dev/sdc1    /directory/where/you/are/now/mounting    vfat
>>> rw,hard,intr	0	0
>>> /dev/sdb1    /directory/where/you/are/now/mounting    ntfs-3g
>>> rw,hard,intr	0	0
>>> /dev/sdd1    /directory/where/you/are/now/mounting    ntfs-3g
>>> rw,hard,intr	0	0
>> That will not work as you have written it, as you cannot mount three 
>> different partitions to the same mount point. Instead, you need to
>> make make sure "/directory/where/you/are/now/mounting" is different
>> in each of the three lines.
>> Chris
> I am sure glad you pointed that out. Now how about actually helping the
> individual? If he is already mounting these manually, I think the
> information is correct, thinking about it. Don't you?

No, I don't agree as it happens. Putting what you wrote in fstab would 
not work as the OP clearly wants it to, which is to have all drives 
mounted at once.

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