Ok so I'm a FC newb and it should be very obvious by this post. I have FC6 running on my machine at home and some how I screwed up access to my /mnt directory.
So my first question
I use windows and I tend to install a minimum of 3 partitions on all computers by habit, one for the OS, one for the swap, and one for the data. The idea being that if I screw up the OS I just wipe it and I don't lose but just the OS partition.
So in my FC box I have an 80 gig divided into:
/dev/hda1 - FC6 20 Gb
/dev/hda2 - Swap 1Gb
/dev/hda3 - Data 20 Gb( this is the one I've been trying to mount. )
I use GParted for all my partitioning. Everyone says linux reads fat32 no prob, and Knoppix usually mounts it for me when I boot to it on others computers.
So anyway I'm trolling around the net to try and find how to remount the partition cause I never got it mounted correctly and I find this site. Which tells me to run this command:
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt -t vfat -o umask=777
I can copy the file into my FAT32 partition, but before doing that I need to mount my FAT32 partition. My FAT32 partition is /dev/hda6. So the command will be mount /dev/hda6 /mnt -t vfat -o umask=777. Now I can copy the file . . . . . . .
So now after running that command I get a message sayign I don't have the right permission to access and cannot access my /mnt folder, even if I log into the GUI as root. (Yes, I fall back on the gui when things go wrong, but I'm trying to learn the command line)
So I did more digging and found people talking about modifying the /etc/fstab. So I thought I should try that and added a line
/dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 vfat defaults 0 0
Second question, can someone point me to some easy to understand instructions on mounting partitions. I've done some reading but obviously I'm not finding the right instructions for doing this.