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Another way - But this is wrong info!
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '01 05:35:06PM

If I call a partition ABCD then in df you can see it's mounted as /Volumes/ABCD

In the Finder, you can see a disk called ABCD, but this is not the same thing.


Which means that calling a partition /Users does NOT mount it at /Users,
which is what we want.

When I installed, I set up 4 partitions. MacOS X, MAcOS9, Users, and Recovery.

They have appeared at /dev/disk0s9 -- s12. MacOS X, where I installed MacOS X,
is mounted as /. The others are mounted as /Volumes/ABCD

The MAcOSX installer creates /etc, /var. /tmp, /usr on lower slices automatically it would
appear.


But I cannot get Mount to mount /dev/disk0s11 as /Users whatever i do.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Nick Rich




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Another way - But this is wrong info!
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 12:45:41PM
Taking a look myself at the fstab files in the /etc/ directory we see the following:

/dev/hd0a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/hd0e /var ufs rw 1 2
/dev/hd0f /usr ufs rw 1 2
/dev/hd0d /tmp mfs rw,-s=12000,-b=8192,-f=1024,-T=sd660 0 0

[localhost:/etc] haplo% cat fstab.rd |more
/dev/rd0a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/rd0e /usr ufs rw 1 2
/dev/rd0f /var ufs rw 1 2
/dev/rd0d /tmp mfs rw,-s=12000,-b=8192,-f=1024,-T=rd335 0 0

[localhost:/etc] haplo% cat fstab.sd |more
/dev/sd0a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/sd0e /var ufs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0f /usr ufs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0d /tmp mfs rw,-s=12000,-b=8192,-f=1024,-T=sd660 0 0

that fact that I have done similar with different unix flavors would seemingly indicate that mounting a seperate disk/partition as /users would not be any problem.

It should be able to be accomplished by editing the 3 fstab files with a line similar to

/dev/sd0x /users ufs rw 1 1

where x is the partition and 0 is the drive number.

Note, I have not tried this yet myself because I do not have an extra partition or drive to work with currently. You should be able to get the drive/partition information from dmesg from the command line after you boot the machine.

Haplo

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Another way - But this is wrong info!
Authored by: robh on Apr 03, '01 06:37:12PM

Doh. Apple added this /Volumes thing after the public beta.

After some experimentation I managed to mount a removeable scsi Jaz drive at /Jaz despite OSX wanting it automount it at /Volumes/Jaz.

First, with the disk automounted I got the drive details (/dev/disk1s4) using df. Next I unmounted the disk using umount /Volumes/Jaz I then fed a fstab line into NetInfoManager like this (as root):

echo "/dev/disk1s4 /Jaz hfs rw 1 1" | niload -m fstab .
(note the '.' at the end of that line)

Running NetInfoManager I can see the new mount entry under the "mounts" section.

I created an empty dir called /Jaz with "mkdir /Jaz" and then mounted the disk there with "mount /Jaz".

I hope that gives you some useful pointers, though using a symlink might be a lot less hassle.



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