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  1. #1
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    I have mounted my 3rd HDD, and its normally /dev/hdd1
    Its mounted in the fstab as /mnt/hdd1 (I made hdb1 and the others like that too, easy to remember).

    Now there's a folder on that drive (FS = FAT32) that I would rather was mounted as /Vidz (Containing.. wait for it.. Music Video's).

    How would I get a refernce even to that folder if I cannot re-mount it there?

    Cheers


    Chill.

  2. #2
    bmason
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    Using a symlink will work. You can create sym-links to stuff on windows drives, but you can actually store the link on it.

    So just create a link from /mnt/hdd1/Vidz to /Vidz. Either use the filemanager to create it or from at root teminal run:

    ln -s /mnt/hdd1/Vidz /

  3. #3
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    Cheers,

    Thankyou so much, its worked a treat!!

    I take it I can use the:
    #ln
    command to make a link with a different name... like /vidz instead?

    *Feels the need to read - Read the man pages *

    Thanks again



    Chill.

  4. #4
    bmason
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    > Cheers,
    >
    > Thankyou so much, its worked a treat!!

    I have a bunch of them in my home directory pointing to various things on my windows partitions, eg downloads, mp3s etc.

    > I take it I can use the:
    > #ln
    > command to make a link with a different name... like
    > /vidz instead?

    Yep.

    Symlinks (ala softlinks) are often called windows shortcuts on steriods because your apps will treat it just like a normal file/directory. If you have a poke around your filesystem, they are used a over the place. esp. to avoid duplicating files in /usr/lib.

    > *Feels the need to read - Read the man pages *

    There are also hard links (without the -s option) which are links in the filesystem itself making them almost unnoticable. You probably won't want to use them.

  5. #5
    Susan B
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    Brett, I am interested to know how you are so knowledgable about Linux? Have you had formal training or are you self-taught and have just picked it all up yourself through experience?

    Your knowledge and expertise on Linux is rather formidable! :-)

  6. #6
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    Yes, I agree!

    Have you done RHCE?

  7. #7
    bmason
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    Default Re: Linux Q. pt 2 - Mounting /mnt/hdd1/Vidz as /Vidz

    Nope. Self taught. I've been running (and breaking :-)) it since 1999 (its been my main work OS since 2001).

    As with windows, you pick up a lot just by using (and breaking) it.

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