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    Mounting Drive on startup with Leopard
    Does anyone know the file I would have to edit something like fstab. I have a module to mount Linux drives and I got my Linux drive mounted on my Mac, I just have to do the commands each time on boot, and it gets real annoying. Has anyone done anything similar to this? Let me know how you guys did it.

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    Can you mount linux partitions on Mac??

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    G;day there.

    You looking for something like this I guess?:-

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89960

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    G;day there.

    You looking for something like this I guess?:-

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89960
    I dont think that's what he's looking for. To my knowledge MAC doesn't recognize ext3 partition by default (I mean not without 3rd Party software atleast). Whichever partitions are recognized are mounted automatically. If you're managing to mount it manually, you can automate that using automator workflow..... and it would be gr8 if you can share the process of mounting linux partitions

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    Sure, I'd be happy to.

    Yes it is part of a 3rd party application called

    ExtFSManager

    I belive the link is here:

    http://www.windowstracker.com/dyn/mo...619&vid=133497

    Once you have the module installed, go to your terminal and type

    mkdir /Volumes/Linux

    Then Type:

    sudo -s ( Type your root password )

    Then Type:

    mount_ext2 -o rdonly -x /dev/disk0s3 /Volumes/Linux

    That should mount it. To make sure, type "cd /Volumes/Linux" and then type ls -l you should see the directories there.

    To get it to show up in the GUI format in your finder select "Go" -> "Go To Folder" and type /Volumes/Linux

    Then it will mount on your Desktop like your Mac HD and be avaiable through GUI but I need to automate this somehow.

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    Why dont you make a shell script and run it as a part of login programs. I had checked the /etc/fstab on MAC once and it mentioned that the file is garbage and dont use it kind of message.

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    I don't know how to write a shell script to do that.

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    Let me try today at home and will revert to you.

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    Thanks dude.

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    Hi! This is a bit abandoned, but I've got a question... How can I mount it on write and read mode? Thanks!

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