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Old 03-26-2005, 09:30 AM   #16
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Thank you Mike for your reply.
I chose the 'Desktop' installation. Since then I have added the Windows Server module but still no luck on accessing files in my VFAT partition.
Should I try a higher installation - Workstation?

With regard to the media, the CDROMs passed the test you mentioned and I managed to coax them into installing what I selected.
AlexO
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:03 AM   #17
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I'm not sure why this is presenting itself as such a problem. It is my understanding that RedHat 9 will be able to read and write to FAT16 and FAT32 filetypes 'out of the box.' I would suggest the following as root:
Code:
root@linux# cd /mnt
root@linux# mkdir hda1
root@linux# mount /dev/hda1 hda1
root@linux# cd hda1
root@linux# ls -aFl
Leaving out the filetype should be fine. Let us know the results.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:05 PM   #18
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just for completeness, here's my /etc/fstab file:
Code:
LABEL=/1        /                  ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot1    /boot              ext3    defaults        1 2
none            /dev/pts           devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none            /proc              proc    defaults        0 0
none            /dev/shm           tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda10      swap               swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdb3       swap               swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0        /mnt/floppy        auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hda6       /mnt/windows_data  vfat    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda7       /mnt/bigFAT        vfat    defaults        0 0
/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom         udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
as you can see, "windows_data" and "bigFAT" are my FAT partitions.

Hope this helps,
Mike
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:13 AM   #19
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Yes - it worked. The crucial command was 'mkdir hda1'
Many thanks AlexO
 
  


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