roliver3 on 5 May 2005 14:31:43 -0000

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[PLUG] USB mount as Apache DocumentRoot

Hi all,
I'm new to the list and haven't been to any meetings yet but plan to in the near future.  I live out in the burbs, lower bucks.  I hope this is an appropriate question to ask this list.  

I have Apache 2.0.52 installed on a lap top running Fedora Core3.  I use this laptop for web development and I keep all my content files e.g. html,php, perl etc on a USB jump drive.  I'd like to use the USB drive as the DocumentRoot for apache.  Here are the steps I took

1) mounted the USB drive like this: mount /dev/sdb1 /var/www/html/content (this works fine)
2) changed the DocumentRoot directive in httpd.conf to /var/www/html/content
3) restarted apache

When it restarts I always get the following warning:
Starting httpd: Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/html/content] does not exist

I know the mount point exist because I can cd to the content dir and see files.  I've tried mounting to a different directory and creating sym links to the document root.  I've added Alias directives to the httpd.conf file then referencing the Alias in the DocumentRoot but all to no avail.  I know there has to be a way to do this.  Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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