Re: is it easy to add /dev/hda4?
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> One thing I wanted to be able to do was to have a fat32 partition
> mounted under my music directory so that I could have access to my
> music both via mt-daapd and also when the hard drive is plugged
> directly into my (or any) windows computer. Needless to say, I'd be
> able to add music to the hard drive too.
> So, I figured how to add a fat32 partition in a complicated and
> manner, but the NSLU2 doesn't seem to have a /dev/hda4 or /dev/hdb4Try "mknod /dev/sda4 b 8 4" to create an entry in the device table.
> I can't just add a new mount point in fstab.
This will create a block device driver of Major ID 8 and minor ID 4.
The other three partitions, /dev/sda1, sda2, sda3, are minor
devices 1, 2 & 3 respectively so you'll want the 4th partition to have
minor number 4.
Do an "ls -l /dev/sda* to make sure that the major/minor numbers
match what I wrote for your system.
Now that you've got an entry in the /dev directory, it's time to see
if you can use it. I went to /proc and did a "cat /proc/filesystems"
to see what was supported. Apparently they only support EXT2, EXT3
and VFAT. VFAT can handle FAT32 filesystems.
You'll also need a mount point -- i.e. an empty directory to serve
as the "top" of the drive. You can either use one of the three
sub-directories in the /mnt directory, or create your own in the
/share directory. I'd prefer the latter since it's consistent with the
other disk mounting points. So "mkdir /share/iTunes"
Finally, you have to mount your partition. Do this via:
"mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /share/iTunes"
Just for kicks, I thought I'd try out a USB flash drive I had sitting
around. I plugged it in, and it mounted/unmounted it via
"mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmpmnt" and everything works