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Perform Redhat automounter Steps

  1. After finding and copying the autofs RPM to your machine, install the automounter by typing rpm -i autofs-3.1.4-4.i386.rpm and pressing Enter.
  2. Because you didn't receive any errors from the rpm command, your autofs installation succeeded. Press Enter to continue the set-up procedure.
  3. You have opened /etc/auto.master file in your favorite text editor. Now, you configure the /misc filesystem for automounting by typing: /misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout 60 and pressing Enter.
  4. Here is the revised /etc/auto.master file. Press Enter to continue.
  5. You save the /etc/auto.master file, then open /etc/auto.misc in your favorite editor. You need to setup a mapping (remember this is a map file) between a directory key and the actual filesystem to mount. Do so by typing floppy -fstype=auto :/dev/fd0 and pressing Enter.
  6. Here is the revised /etc/auto.misc file. Press Enter to continue.
  7. You have saved your changes to /etc/auto.misc and opened a new terminal window. Now activate your automount configuration by typing the command shutdown -r now and pressing Enter to reboot the machine.
  8. The system has rebooted and you have opened a new terminal window. To verify that the automount configuration has worked properly, type the command /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs status and press Enter.
  9. The automount configuration has been successful. The floppy drive is now available automatically via /misc/floppy. This completes the Simulation.