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On here someone ( i dont remember his/her name ) told me linux can access FAT32 drives . they should be in /mnt part , right ?
but i cant see my FAT32 Drives in my /mnt part ...
I should add that i have 2 hard disk ( both connected ) which there is a winxp on one of them & a fedora core 1.0 on the other ....
Winxp h.d.d > 2 NTFS & 1 FAT32
Fedora h.d.d > 2 ext3 & 1 Swap
You will need to use a different /dev/ though. Internal, IDE drives are /dev/hdX . The primary master is hda, the primary slave is hdb, the secondary master is hdc, and the secondary slave is hdd. You will also need to choose the correct partition number. You can find what partitions are on the drive with the command...
fdisk -l /dev/hda
Replace the hda with the correct drive reference. It will list all the partitions on the drive, and give info about them, including filesystem type. Create whatever mount-point you want... It's just an empty directory that the partition gets mounted to.
This depends on your configuration.
Look at your /etc/fstab file: this is a mapping between devices (eg /dev/hda2) and mount points (eg /mnt/win)
Your man page can give you the fstab format.
Moreover, if you need to know what is your fat32 partition, use fdisk
After this configuration, you can freely mount any partition to any path (almost :-))
I set up a FAT32 partition that was accessible to Linux and Windows the other day. Found the default setting in fstab (as described by coolpyrofreak) didn't work though, had to replace "default" with "umask=000". Otherwise, i couldn't write to the partition as anything other than root, and couldn't change the permissions to allow people other than root to write to it either...
One other thought -- if you need the win-partition mounted only sometimes, and especially if, like me, you have a multitude of win-parts, what I did was to create tine shell scripts (aliases in your shell-config files works too) :
mntwc contains the "mount /dev/hdxn /somewhere" command;
umntwc contains the umount command;
both for my Win C: drive ( I have Win C: throurh K:, Dos C: through H:, and an emergency Win-as-Dos partition !! )
I also have mntwd, umntdd, etc, AND I have mntw & umntw, which mount & umount all the Win-parts.
having them NOT mounted most of the time can save Lots! of time, but when I need one Or More of them, its just **real** easy to mount & umount them.
I thought some of you may be interested to know that you can also mount NTFS partitions, so you can use the partition (drive) where you installed Windows XP (for example) from Linux.
The only thing is that in my setup, I am unable to write to the partition, I can only read it...
When I first started thinking about accessing my NTFS partition from linux, I thought that I had to recompile the kernel. I am just not comfortable enough yet to start messing with the kernel. I found this other solution that works great and you don't have to recompile the kernel!