Joined: Nov. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 03 2003,19:58
I need to be able to read and write windoze files, since most clients insist on using it. I currently use the simple solution below:
in xterm type "/mnt/windows" Note - you can call the directory anything you want
with a text editor open file /etc/fstab and add a line to the file that reads:
/dev/hda2 /mnt/windows vfat users.owner.rw.umask=000 0 1
Note: - my windoze is on hda2 and I am running fat32, yours may be someplace else.
save the file as /etc/fstab
When you want to mount the windows partition type "mount -a"
I can't remember if I have to be root to do all this, but it works.
Now, for my question - this is obviously a no-fat way to get some of the capabilities of samba. Is there some way to make it permanent, so I don't have to type "mount -a" each time?
Since many people here are probably running dual boot boxes, it might be a good addition to a future version to have an easy way for noobs to be able to interact with their windoze partitions. An icon to mount the partitions would be great.
Is samba overkill for this, if all I want to do is be able to read and write files off my windoze partition?