[NBLUG/talk] Mounting a drive using Fedora 3

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Sun Feb 20 22:12:11 PST 2005

I installed Fedora 3 on my play box to get an idea of what of changes 
from Fedora.  I have two HD's and under FD2, it was easy to deal with 
the fstab and mounting the second drive.  Now I am trying to get an 
understanding about HAL (did not know that term until you told me).  I 
do know the handling of storage is different from FD 2, so I am trying 
to get a reference to where I can get up to speed.  I'll try Googling HAL.


Eric Eisenhart wrote:

>What exactly are you trying to do?  From an earlier posting, it sounds like
>you're just trying to get to media in the CD and floppy drives...
>If that's all you're trying to do, try just sticking something in the drive
>and see if it gets automatically mounted ("mount" or "df" will show this). 
>If it doesn't, run "mount /media/cdrom" or "mount /media/floppy"; you
>shouldn't even need to be root to do it, just logged in at the console. 
>Then "umount /media/cdrom" or "umount /media/floppy" when you're done.
>There's a whole new infrastructure (HAL) that's designed to automatically
>handle these things for you, for the most part.  If you have one of those
>keychain USB drives, you can generally just put it in a USB port and it'll
>be automatically mounted.
>I don't know about KDE, but if you're using GNOME for your desktop, look for
>"Removable Storage" (or maybe "Drives and Media"...) in Preferences.  You
>should be able to turn on auto-mounting of media and auto-browsing, even.
>The "VolGroup" and "LogVol" stuff is all about storage on your hard drives. 
>It's what makes it possible to install a second hard drive and grow your "/"
>or swap partitions onto the new drive without having to move everything onto
>new filesystems.  It's generally not stuff that you mess with.


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