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What program do i need to write Bash scripts?

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#1 haun


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:15 PM

Ok i am a noob to Linux/Unix.

I am running Linux mint 6 out of Virtual Box. It allows me to create shared folders between windows and linux.

The only problem is that i have to mount the drive every time.

So i need to make a script that i can run so i dont have to type it in every time i run linux.

BUT the only problem is that i dont know WHERE to write it.

Any help?
Annnnd you're, asking, me...

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:27 PM

Open a terminal, become root.
Type fdisk -l <-lowercase "L"
Determine which partition you want to mount. (ex: /dev/hdb6)
Type mkdir /mnt/win_e (win_e is my FAT32 partition...pick a name that suits you)

Edit /etc/fstab to automount.
In the terminal, still as root type: kwrite /etc/fstab
add this entry: /dev/hdb6 /mnt/win_e vfat user,exec,rw,auto,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
Save and reboot. You should now find your files in /mnt/win_e (or whatever you named it)


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

As raw has already made an excellent suggestion for mounting the drive, I'll just put these $0.02 in:

All you need to write a bash script is a text editor. Simply enter the commands into a blank text file (one per line). Make sure the first line is this:


Then save the file as something.sh where something is a descriptive name of some sort.

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